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Re: Next Version of Mathematica?

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  • Subject: [mg15671] Re: Next Version of Mathematica?
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Jan 1999 04:29:03 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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I always worry that delay in a new version means that the developers are
waiting for commonly-available hardware to catch up with the demands of
the software.

I, too, saw the beta at the June conference, and obviously it seemed to
be running with the hardware there, but I don't know how fast or how
much RAM those banks of PCs and Macs had.

Jean-Marie THOMAS wrote:
> As far as I know, prices from the French authorized Mathematica dealer
> have just (last week) dropped by 30%, which sounds like a prelude to a
> new version.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin J. McCann [mailto:kevinmccann at] To:
To: mathgroup at
> mathgroup at
> Subject: [mg15671] [mg15501] Next Version of Mathematica?
> Does anyone know when the next version will be out?  We previewed the
> beta at the Mathematica Conference in June, and indications were that
> it would be released before year's end.  Forgot to ask which year, I
> guess.
> 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?
> Just Asking,
> Kevin

Murray Eisenberg                     murray at Mathematics &
Statistics Dept.       phone 413 549-1020 (H) Univ. of Massachusetts   
413 545-2859 (W) Amherst, MA 01003-4515

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