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Re: Mathematica 8 is now available

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  • From: fd <fdimer at>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 05:29:57 -0500 (EST)
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Hello There.

I would be interested to know if I could find the list of bugs in V7
which were fixed in V8.


On Nov 16, 9:06 pm, Wolfram Research  <newsd... at> wrote:
> Wolfram Research Introduces Unique Concept of Linguistically
> Controlled Computing
> New Mathematica 8 Integrates Wolfram|Alpha - One of More Than 500
> New Features
> November 15, 2010--Wolfram Research today announced the release
> of Mathematica 8, the latest version of its flagship computation,
> development, and deployment platform that introduces the
> breakthrough concept of linguistically controlled computing.
> Integrating technology of Wolfram|Alpha, the Mathematica-powered
> computational knowledge engine, makes it possible to enter math
> or data calculations in plain English and get immediate answers
> or start an extensive analysis.
> "Traditionally, getting computers to perform tasks requires
> speaking their language or using point-and-click interfaces. One
> requires learning syntax, the other limits scope of accessible
> functions," said Stephen Wolfram, CEO and Founder of Wolfram
> Research. "Free-form linguistics understands human language and
> translates it into syntax-a breakthrough in usability.
> Mathematica 8 is the start of this initiative, but already it is
> making a real difference to user productivity."
> Free-form input is a new entry point into the Mathematica
> idea-to-deployment workflow, but Mathematica 8 adds a major new
> endpoint too: generation of C code and standalone executables.
> Using Mathematica, organizations no longer have to rely on
> separate tools for prototyping and deployment, but can complete
> the entire workflow with one integrated tool.
> "It's amazing that you can start with free-form linguistic input,
> model or prototype, and end up with a high-performance standalone
> program or library...all within Mathematica 8's comprehensive
> workflow," said Tom Wickham-Jones, Director of Kernel Technology
> at Wolfram Research.
> Even with these major enhancements at either end of the workflow,
> the most significant additions in Mathematica 8 are the more than
> 500 new functions in many new and extended application areas,
> including:
> * Probability and statistics: largest collection of statistical
> distributions and automatic high-level solvers including
> parameter estimation
> * Software development: built-in GPU support, automatic code
> generation and linking, multicore parallelism, and standalone
> code deployment
> * Engineering: integrated control systems and wavelet analysis
> * Graphs and networks: extensive built-in support for the new
> science of networks
> * Finance: built-in option pricing solvers, financial indicators,
> and charts
> * Image processing: enhanced image analysis capabilities, such as
> feature detection
> "In all of these domains, you will find dramatic depth of
> coverage," stated Roger Germundsson, Director of Research &
> Development at Wolfram Research. "The functions are designed to
> work together seamlessly across different domains which allows
> combining them in new and innovative ways."
> "Rather than build individual spikes of functionality provided by
> traditional specialist tools, Mathematica's concept is based on
> building up the complete mountain range," said Conrad Wolfram,
> Director of Strategic Development at Wolfram Research. "It's this
> broad functionality across a wide area that enabled us to build
> state-of-the-art application areas such as statistics and
> probability so quickly for Mathematica 8."
> Availability
> Mathematica 8 is available immediately for Windows XP/Vista/7,
> Mac OS X, Linux x86, and compatible systems. More product details
> are available on the Mathematica website:
> 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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