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Re: Mathematica 5.0 for students.

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  • Subject: [mg43528] Re: Mathematica 5.0 for students.
  • From: james.h.gilland at (Jim)
  • Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 03:41:51 -0400 (EDT)
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sean kim <shawn_s_kim at> wrote in message news:<bkc1dn$b0f$1 at>...
> k. now a different kinda question. 
> does anyone have any expriences with student version of the  Mathematica 5?  
> I actually bought the program today but I haven't installed it yet, in
> the fear of it causing problems...  ( i had to reformat my computer due
> to some problems.)
> i was wondering...
> 1. Can I have both Mathematica 4.0 and Mathematica 5 on a same machine? if so do i just
> install them in diferent directory? 
I have them in the same directory, and they work fine.  That's on a
Mac, running OSX.
> 2. will the packages written for older Mathematica versions still work with the
> new  Mathematica 5?  
Not necessarily - I'm having difficulties with some packages (ones
with numerical evaluations such as NDSolve); while others that are
symbolic in nature do work fine.
> thanks all. 
> sean 
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