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- 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...)
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