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Re: Next Version of Mathematica?

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  • Subject: [mg15657] Re: Next Version of Mathematica?
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul at>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Jan 1999 04:28:51 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: University of Western Australia
  • References: <78120p$>
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Kevin J. McCann wrote:

> Also, there was a lot of discussion about a new variable type -
> something like a "Packed Number" which allowed for much more efficient
> numerical calculations.  Does this spell the end for the need for
> InterCall?

Not quite -- since the main functionality of InterCall is to make it
easy to link in external numerical libraries such as NAG and IMSL. 
Although the new technology makes Mathematica much faster it still will
not have specialized code for sparse or band-symmetric matrices, etc,
so InterCall (when it is compatible with MathLink) will still have its


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