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Re: Mathematica 8 Home Edition

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  • Subject: [mg116057] Re: Mathematica 8 Home Edition
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 03:23:43 -0500 (EST)

So far as I am aware, for a given version number, e.g., 8.0.0, the 
regular (i.e., "Professional") edition = Home Edition = Student Edition 
with respect to features.

The two aspects that _may_ differ are: (1) kind of support provided by 
Wolfram Research (beyond installation issues), and (2) whether some 
special identification of the edition appears on printed pages.

I know these two differences have existed between the Student Edition 
and the Professional Edition in the past. But I have no experience as to 
whether the Home Edition also has those two differences.

However, a quick, free (at least from within U.S.) phone call to Wolfram 
Research should get you the answer real quick!

On 1/30/2011 3:31 AM, Gary Wardall wrote:
> Hi,
> Does Mathematica 8, the Home Edition have the same mathematical
> functionality as regular Mathematica 8, as does Mathematica 7, the
> Home Edition have with regular Mathematica? Or is it a lesser
> version?  My concern is that I don't want to lose the calculating
> power I now have with Mathematica 7, the Home Edition so I can balance
> a check book or calculate mortgages easier. I'm still interested in
> solving max/min problems and doing statistical tests.
> Gary Wardall

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