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Re: FindRoots?

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  • Subject: [mg112270] Re: FindRoots?
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • 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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