Re: Any Mathematica 6 book yet?
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg81497] Re: Any Mathematica 6 book yet?
- From: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>
- Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 06:35:40 -0400 (EDT)
- Organization: Stanford University
AES wrote: > In article <fd7s0t$ceh$1 at smc.vnet.net>, > Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu> wrote: > >> Or as least work with some inside authors. >> >> I believe that part of the early success of Mathematica was >> Wolfram's carefully seeding the marketplace with encouragement, if >> not actual support, of a number of books about it. Absolutely agreed. And failing to do so this time around will cost them -- especially when combined with the comparatively high price and the perceived complexity of Mathematica. I interact with a *lot* of engineering and science students and professional researchers, and attempt to promote Mathematica as much as I can, out of my own self interest in being able to work in it and communicate with others about it as much as anything else. The response, from a very substantial majority I would say, is that they are already familiar with other competitive products that they have encountered in their various classes, and see no reason to change.