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Re: webMathematica - comments, opinions, user group (?)

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  • Subject: [mg95375] Re: webMathematica - comments, opinions, user group (?)
  • From: twj at wolfram.com
  • Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2009 05:27:26 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <gkgq0p$48v$1@smc.vnet.net> <200901141031.FAA17019@smc.vnet.net>

Scott


We have been working on an update for webMathematica,  one
that uses a higher version of Mathematica and also that has
a significant number of new features.


It has been in a stable and nearly ready state for some
time. Unfortunately, it was pushed back by the release of
Mathematica 7. The release of the base Mathematica always
has to take priority. Now that Mathematica 7 is released,
we hope to move forward with webMathematica.


In the interim there is a beta version of the update that is
available and you could sign up to try this.  We would also
like to hear about what you have done with your existing
webMathematica.


We certainly do consider webMathematica to be an important
and relevant way to deliver Mathematica, and fully intend
to support and to develop it.


Tom Wickham-Jones
Wolfram Research


On Jan 16, 11:08 am, "Scot Martin" <smar... at seas.harvard.edu> wrote:
> I'm interested in what people know on the "scoop" for comments and opinio=
ns
> on webMathematica. Also, does anyone know if there is a user group?
>
> The basis of my question is as follows. I have been using the product for
> about 6 months now, and I'm getting a lot of high mileage out of and give=
 it
> a 5-star rating. Nevertheless, it's based on Mathematica V5.2 (i.e., the
> webMathematica product from Wolfram does not support a higher version), a=
nd
> the "new" webMathematica that should support higher versions now seems
> several years delayed.
>
> Do I make the correct inference that webMathematica did not turn out to h=
ave
> as wide an appeal as Wolfram had hoped for and that it is almost in the
> category of discontinued product?
>
> Or on the flip side is there a vibrant community out there that I can joi=
n?
> Google hits seem to turn up only the Wolfram site, again leading to my
> inference that the product did not turn out in the "success" category for
> Wolfram. Does anyone know why?
>
> Any more comments, opinions, or knowledge on the history and context of
> webMathematica?
>
> -Scot Martin



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