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Mathematica 8: first impressions

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  • Subject: [mg113856] Mathematica 8: first impressions
  • From: R Martinez <rm.tech at mac.com>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 05:04:21 -0500 (EST)

All,

Just started using Mathematica 8. My initial impression is that this is 
a fantastic upgrade. The free-form input is amazingly useful.

The notebook interface preserves the familiar look, but the font 
rendering makes it appear cleaner. The input-selection feature is very 
useful, as is the seamless integration with Wolfram/Alpha.

I also like the splash screen, which in addition to the announcements 
displays a list of recent files that one can use to open any of those 
files. This eliminates the need to use the File menu to open a file. The 
splash screen is actually useful! Imagine that.

More later.

Ra=FAl Mart=EDnez




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