Re: Re: Re: Version 6.0.2

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg85971] Re: [mg85963] Re: [mg85948] Re: [mg85900] Version 6.0.2*From*: "peter lindsay" <plindsay at mcs.st-and.ac.uk>*Date*: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 06:20:22 -0500 (EST)*References*: <5568322.1204109642644.JavaMail.root@m08>

Bobby, dead right: I only found out from one of our many stars, karl unterkoflerwhen, when I replied to his request on this group for benchmark test results. The wolfram guys are guilty of poor communication with their fans ;) Peter On 28/02/2008, DrMajorBob <drmajorbob at bigfoot.com> wrote: > > Good to know, but a LITTLE late. > > The installer should have taken care of this automatically. > > Bobby > > On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 04:46:48 -0600, peter lindsay > > <plindsay at mcs.st-and.ac.uk> wrote: > > > hi BobI thought > > http://support.wolfram.com/mathematica > > /systems/macintosh/osx/32bitratherthan64bit.html > > > > previously gave 64 bit on 6.01 on Mac ? > > > > Peter > > > > On 28/02/2008, DrMajorBob <drmajorbob at bigfoot.com> wrote: > >> > >> On the PLUS side, 6.0.2 gives me a 64-bit install on my Intel Mac, > >> where 6 > >> and 6.01 did not. > >> > >> Bobby > >> > >> > >> On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 03:25:41 -0600, David Park <djmpark at comcast.net> > >> 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 > >> > 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. > >> > > >> > >> > >> > >> -- > >> > >> DrMajorBob at bigfoot.com > >> > >> > > > > > > > > -- > > DrMajorBob at bigfoot.com > -- peter lindsay Computing Officer Mathematical Institute University of St Andrews KY16 9SS 01334463756 ------=_Part_379_16558466.1204233849915 Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Disposition: inline <div>Bobby,</div><div>dead right: I only found out from one of our many stars, karl unterkoflerwhen, when I replied to his request on this group for benchmark test results.</div><div>The wolfram guys are guilty of poor communication with their fans ;)</div> <div>Peter</div><div><div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="white-space: nowrap;"><br></span><div><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 28/02/2008, <b class="gmail_sendername">DrMajorBob</b> <<a href="mailto:drmajorbob at bigfoot.com" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">drmajorbob at bigfoot.com</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0;margin-left:0.8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"> Good to know, but a LITTLE late.<br> <br> The installer should have taken care of this automatically.<br> <br> Bobby<br> <br> On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 04:46:48 -0600, peter lindsay<br> <br><<a href="mailto:plindsay at mcs.st-and.ac.uk" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">plindsay at mcs.st-and.ac.uk</a>> wrote:<br> <br> > hi BobI thought<br> > <a href="http://support.wolfram.com/mathematica"; target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">http://support.wolfram.com/mathematica</a><br> > /systems/macintosh/osx/32bitratherthan64bit.html<br> ><br> > previously gave 64 bit on 6.01 on Mac ?<br> ><br> > Peter<br> ><br> > On 28/02/2008, DrMajorBob <<a href="mailto:drmajorbob at bigfoot.com" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">drmajorbob at bigfoot.com</a>> wrote:<br> >><br> >> On the PLUS side, 6.0.2 gives me a 64-bit install on my Intel Mac,<br> >> where 6<br> >> and 6.01 did not.<br> >><br> >> Bobby<br> >><br> >><br> >> On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 03:25:41 -0600, David Park <<a href="mailto:djmpark at comcast.net" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">djmpark at comcast.net</a>><br> >> wrote:<br> >><br> >> > My initial impression of Mathematica Version 6.0.2 is a<br> >> disappointment.<br> >> ><br> >> > 1) There is still no easy access to the list of 'standard packages'<br> >> that<br> >> > come with Mathematica. It quite difficult to find them. The 'Virtual<br> >> > Book'<br> >> > that was posted on this group did have a list of these packages but<br> >> the<br> >> > WRI<br> >> > Virtual Book does not have them. (An indirect way to get links to<br> >> > standard<br> >> > packages is to search *Package in the Documentation Center. But this<br> >> > gives a<br> >> > lot of other stuff also.)<br> >> ><br> >> > 2) The worse new feature is that the palettes that come with<br> >> Mathematica<br> >> > will no longer remember their position and condition. If they are not<br> >> > where<br> >> > you like them then each time you start up Mathematica you will either<br> >> > have<br> >> > to live with it or adjust them anew. With 6.0 and 6.0.1 I was able to<br> >> > change<br> >> > the preferences for the ColorScheme palette so it would remember its<br> >> > condition. I can no longer do this and none of the other palettes<br> >> > remember<br> >> > thier state either. (One improved feature is that the<br> >> SpecialCharacters<br> >> > palette will now directly paste instead of select and then paste.) If<br> >> you<br> >> > like to control where the palettes are stay with 6.0.1,<br> >> ><br> >> > 3) I was hoping that the Format/StyleSheet menu would put a check by<br> >> the<br> >> > current style sheet in use for a notebook but this still has not been<br> >> > fixed.<br> >> ><br> >> > And aside from this we still don't have the ability to write Version 6<br> >> > style<br> >> > documentation.<br> >> ><br> >><br> >><br> >><br> >> --<br> >><br> >> <a href="mailto:DrMajorBob at bigfoot.com" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">DrMajorBob at bigfoot.com</a><br> >><br> >><br> ><br> ><br> <br> <br> <br> --<br> <br><a href="mailto:DrMajorBob at bigfoot.com" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">DrMajorBob at bigfoot.com</a><br> </blockquote></div><br><br clear="all"><br>-- <br>peter lindsay<br>Computing Officer<br>Mathematical Institute<br>University of St Andrews<br>KY16 9SS<br>01334463756 </div></div></div></div> ------=_Part_379_16558466.1204233849915--