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Mathematica 7 is now available

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  • Subject: [mg93641] Mathematica 7 is now available
  • From: Wolfram Research <newsdesk at>
  • 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 

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:

NOTE: Mathematica users with Premier Service will receive an 
email in the next few days with instructions on how to download 
their free upgrades.

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