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Re: Version 6.0.2

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  • Subject: [mg86206] Re: Version 6.0.2
  • From: Antti Penttilä@smc.vnet.net
  • Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 02:56:26 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: University of Helsinki
  • References: <200802270925.EAA16070@smc.vnet.net> <fqlmrf$jgs$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi,

None of the internet-based data services (AstronomicalData, ChemicalData
etc.) have never worked on my 64-bit XP (English). I have always assumed
that it's because of the 64-bit system, but I have not read any
information on the subject.

Antti

=8Aer=FDch Jakub wrote:
>> My initial impression of Mathematica Version 6.0.2 is a
>> disappointment.
>
> My too :-((( I was awaiting new version with the big hope, that the pro=
blem
> with paclets could be solved in it. But it is not!!!
>
> I have heared, that this problem occures on Czech version of Windows XP=
 only.
> When somebody tries to download any paclet data, it says, that there is
> problem with Internet connectivity. For example:
>
> In[1]:= ChemicalData["Caffeine"]
>
> ChemicalData::dlfail: Internet download of data for ChemicalData \ fail=
ed.
> Use Help > Internet Connectivity... to test or reconfigure \ internet
> connectivity. >>
>
> Out[1]= $Failed
>
> But internet connectivity on that machine is realy OK and also tests in
> Help/Internet connectivity are OK. I can test it, and already have test=
ed it
> with and without proxy on our network and it is always the same.
>
> Does anybody have the same problem on other language versions of Window=
s XP?
> Does anybody know any workaround?
>
> I know, that paclet data are not so essential for pure mathematics, but=
 as we
> are highschool and have bought universal license of M6, we have many mo=
re
> applications for Mathematica which are realy dependent on paclets.
>
> Thanks for any help
>
> Jakub


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