Re: Mathematica 8.0.1 for Mac $Version string?
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- Subject: [mg117129] Re: Mathematica 8.0.1 for Mac $Version string?
- From: John Fultz <jfultz at wolfram.com>
- Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 06:11:10 -0500 (EST)
On Wed, 9 Mar 2011 07:01:18 -0500 (EST), Jason Ledbetter wrote: > Folk, > > I received an email from Wolfram today about Mathematica 8.0.1 release. > After > installing it, if I use Finder.app to browse to > /Applications/Mathematica.app and use cmd-i to open the information panel, > it shows the version as: "Mathematica 8.0.1  copyright 1988-2011 > Wolfram Research, Inc.". > > However, if I open the application and run $Version in a notebook, it says > the version is 8.0. > > Is it normal for the point releases not to show up in the $Version string? > > In:= $Version > Out= "8.0 for Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) (February 23, 2011)" > > > -jbl Yes, this is the typical behavior (and has been since version 1). You can get the third digit of the version number by evaluating $ReleaseNumber, or all kinds of information related to the build by evaluating SystemInformation. Sincerely, John Fultz jfultz at wolfram.com User Interface Group Wolfram Research, Inc.