Mathematica 7 is now available
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- Subject: [mg93641] Mathematica 7 is now available
- From: Wolfram Research <newsdesk at wolfram.com>
- Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 05:40:48 -0500 (EST)
Today, Wolfram Research announced Mathematica 7, a major release that accelerates the drive to integrate and automate functionality as core Mathematica capabilities, adding image processing, parallel high-performance computing (HPC), new on-demand curated data, and other recently developed computational innovations--in total over 500 new functions and 12 application areas. Image processing is one key integrated addition. Industrial-strength, high-performance functions for image composition, transformation, enhancement, and segmentation combine with the existing Mathematica infrastructure of high-level language, automated interface construction, interactive notebook documents, and computational power to create a uniquely versatile image processing solution. Built-in parallel computing is another key new area of integration in Mathematica 7 (and a first across technical computing). For the first time, every copy of Mathematica comes standard with the technology to parallelize computations over multiple cores or over networks of Mathematica deployed across a grid. Every copy of Mathematica 7 comes with four computation processes included. More processes as well as network capabilities can be added easily. Computable data sources, introduced in Mathematica 6, are unique and popular innovations because of the ease with which data can be utilized in Mathematica. Mathematica 7 builds on this with major additions including the complete human genome, as well as weather, astronomical, GIS, and geodesy data. Example uses include finding, analyzing, and visualizing gene sequences--making use of Mathematica's powerful string capabilities (including new string alignment functionality), pattern matching, and statistics. Similarly, both real-time and historical weather data from 16,000 weather stations is included in Mathematica 7, giving everyone from climatologists to economists curated information to use in their analyses or applications. Other areas of innovation in Mathematica 7 include: * Charting and information visualization * Vector field visualization * Comprehensive spline support, including NURBS * Industrial-strength Boolean computation * Statistical model analysis * Integrated geodesy and GIS data * Many symbolic computation breakthroughs, including discrete calculus, sequence recognition, and transcendental roots To learn more about the enhancements available in Mathematica 7 and to see the full list of new features, visit: http://www.wolfram.com/mathematica/newin7 NOTE: Mathematica users with Premier Service will receive an email in the next few days with instructions on how to download their free upgrades.