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Re: what's new in 8.0.1?

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  • Subject: [mg117125] Re: what's new in 8.0.1?
  • From: "Nasser M. Abbasi" <nma at>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 06:10:27 -0500 (EST)
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On 3/9/2011 3:58 AM, Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> I just downloaded&  installed Mathematica 8.0.1 under my Premier Service
> subscription.
> The e-mail announcing availability of this upgrade states, "more than
> 500 improvements, including feature, stability, and performance
> enhancements, as well as documentation updates."
> Does anybody know exactly where one can find a list of what's changed
> from 8.0.0 to 8.0.1?

I noticed when I installed 8.0.1, that it asks if I wanted to remove
previous versions, which included 8.0. So I said no, I made sure no
version in the list shown is checked.

But after installing 8.0.1 was completed, I find that it removed 8.0.
oh well.

And the bug where Mathematica saves the current opened notebook in
a folder which is not the same folder the notebook is opened from
is still there not fixed.

If I open notebook A from folder A/, then open notebook B from
folder B/, then if want to save notebook B (File->Save), Mathematica
will automatically put it in folder A/ instead of folder B/.

I do not understand how could I be the only person who sees this problem :)

Here is my original post on this.

Another thing I noticed, when asking for $version number, it still
displays 8.0, but with 8.0.1 release date:

In[5]:= $Version
Out[5]= 8.0 for Microsoft Windows (64-bit) (February 23, 2011)

But when I do 'About Mathematica' it says

"Version Number :"

Ok, now as far as differences, I run my function which lists the system
functions and symbols, this is what I get

V 8.0
Names["System`*"] gives 4141
Functions in System context gives 2467

Names["System`*"] gives 4129
Functions in System context gives 2468

I have updated my Mathematica page with the list of the functions and
symbols for V 8.0.1, there is an HTML and PDF files there if someone wants
to look at the actual listing. Not all of the addon packages are  included
in the listing.


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