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Version 6.0.2

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  • Subject: [mg85900] Version 6.0.2
  • From: "David Park" <djmpark at comcast.net>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 04:25:41 -0500 (EST)

My initial impression of Mathematica Version 6.0.2 is a disappointment.

1) There is still no easy access to the list of  'standard packages' that 
come with Mathematica. It quite difficult to find them. The 'Virtual Book' 
that was posted on this group did have a list of these packages but the WRI 
Virtual Book does not have them. (An indirect way to get links to standard 
packages is to search *Package in the Documentation Center. But this gives a 
lot of other stuff also.)

2) The worse new feature is that the palettes that come with Mathematica 
will no longer remember their position and condition. If they are not where 
you like them then each time you start up Mathematica you will either have 
to live with it or adjust them anew. With 6.0 and 6.0.1 I was able to change 
the preferences for the ColorScheme palette so it would remember its 
condition. I can no longer do this and none of the other palettes remember 
thier state either. (One improved feature is that the SpecialCharacters 
palette will now directly paste instead of select and then paste.) If you 
like to control where the palettes are stay with 6.0.1,

3) I was hoping that the Format/StyleSheet menu would put a check by the 
current style sheet in use for a notebook but this still has not been fixed.

And aside from this we still don't have the ability to write Version 6 style 
documentation.

-- 
David Park
djmpark at comcast.net
http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/




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