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Re: Version 6.0.2

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  • Subject: [mg85948] Re: [mg85900] Version 6.0.2
  • From: DrMajorBob <drmajorbob at>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 02:54:45 -0500 (EST)
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On the PLUS side, 6.0.2 gives me a 64-bit install on my Intel Mac, where 6  
and 6.01 did not.


On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 03:25:41 -0600, David Park <djmpark at> wrote:

> 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  
> 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.

DrMajorBob at

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