Re: Re: MathPlayer???
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- Subject: [mg75652] Re: [mg75643] Re: MathPlayer???
- From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
- Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 05:43:46 -0400 (EDT)
- Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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So just export the notebook to pdf and send that! Except for not being able to open/close cell groups when reading the file in Acrobat (or other pdf reader), that should be just as good as Mathreader, no? Urijah Kaplan wrote: > Of course, I understand that. But the fact remains that it is also > supposed to replace Mathreader as a static notebook reader, in which case > it seems a bit overkill. It's now more unlikely for me to send someone a > .nb file and tell them to download MathReader, particularly if I don't > know if they have dial-up or not. At the very least more care should be > expended to make the download smaller--just using 7-Zip (LZMA) compression > would reduce the download by 40%! Perhaps there can be a "minimal" and > "max" download where the min primarily reads .nb files and max reads .nbp > files, and the "min" can dynamically download whatever files it needs to > playback that particular .nbp program. > > I realize I'm being an ungrateful wretch, since Mathplayer is far, far, > more powerful than MathReader was; still... > > --Urijah > > Murray Eisenberg wrote: >> But you're not getting just a front end to read static notebooks. >> You're getting a run-time system, too, for .nbp files. >> >> Urijah Kaplan wrote: >>>> It doesn't give me a warm feeling though that the Player installer evidently >>>> doesn't install an uninstaller nor does it give Windows enough information >>>> to register it in Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs. >>>> >>>> If my life and/or career depended on my ability to run Mathematica, I'd give >>>> it a day or two before installing Player on my 'A' machine. >>>> >>>> Fred Klingener >>>> >>>> >>>> >>> Also, for something that's supposed to replace MathReader from what I >>> understand, the download is rather hefty. (79.9 MB) I managed to >>> recompress it to 47.9 MB with 7-Zip, which would be a good start. >>> > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305