- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg112270] Re: FindRoots?
- From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
- Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2010 02:03:05 -0400 (EDT)
Perhaps that's the case with add-on packages, literally. But my understanding is that WRI has licensed some technology from others. In fact, I recall an explicit statement at a Mathematica conference that they saw no reason to "reinvent the wheel" and were therefore going to use (I think this is what the item is:) a 3rd party floating-point library from then on instead of continuing to "roll their own". On 9/6/2010 4:13 AM, Andrzej Kozlowski wrote: > The point of my original post was not... > but that leasing packages from users is not the right approach for Wolfram. > The arguments for this view are unrelated to mathematics and I do not want > to enter into them here (I know of only one exception that WRI has made to > this rule: the Combinatorica package...) -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305