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Re: Re: Re: Which Mathematica product

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  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 02:09:40 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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NO, you do NOT lose any capabilities with the Student Version, whether 
the ordinary license or a year-long or semester-long license!

You do gain the minor annoyance of having, at the bottom of each printed 
page, the footnote "Printed by Mathematica for Students" displayed.  And 
  the only kind of direct technical support provided is for installation 


Jmbatista at wrote:
> The student version may be a cost effective solution, but  don't you also 
> loose some capabilities with this approach?
> J. Batista
> _______________
> In a message dated 3/24/2007 6:57:17 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
> chris at writes:
> Mathematica can be had "for cheap" if you get the student version.  The
> typesetting can be done directly through the keyboard, as  Jean-Marc
> Gulliet pointed out in another  thread:
> Of  course, you can always use the palettes instead of the keyboard -
> which  would be more like MathType.
> The other questions seem like something  you might send to
> sales at (I didn't check to see if that address  exists).
> On 3/23/07, David Rees <w3bdevilREMOVE at>  wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Currently being a Calculus student and my  antique Ti-83 is really reachin=
> g
>> the limits of where it can help  me (no pun intended) so I'm looking for s=
> ome
>> high-end symbolic  calculation software to help me through my course.
>> Mathematica  5.2 looks attractive, I've installed the demo and it looks
>> powerful  enough, but I'm a little put off by the frontend's interface.  Ri=
> ght
>> now I'm using MathType to typeset my equations and I'm not  keen on return=
> ing
>> to LaTeX-type command-lines. I know Mathematica  has "whiteboard-style"
>> expression support but I haven't seen how far  that support goes. Is it
>> anywhere near as flexible as  MathType?
>> So if Mathematica is for me, which Mathematica  product do I want? There's
>> "Mathematica for Students 5.2",  "Mathematica CalcCenter for Students 3", =
> and
>> "Calculus WIZ", each  of them are similarly priced (=A380, =A370, and =A35=
> 0
>>  respectivly)
>> I hear Calculus WIZ can integrate with  Mathematica (as well as being
>> available as a seperate standalone  product), is the extra =A350 worth it?
>> I'm confused about the  differences (and virtues) of CalcCenter over
>> Mathematica, the price  difference is only =A310 (and I'm not going to buy
>> both). Can anyone  clear this up?
>> Finally, I've got a question about licensing  and front-ends. I've been
>> toying with the .NET/Link SDK, can you link  to a Mathematica kernel runni=
> ng
>> on another machine or via some  kind of IPC? (i.e.can the Kernel run under=
> a
>> desktopless session  (i.e. as a Windows Service or Daemon)?) I'm wanting t=
> o
>> create an  uberized version of the WITM proxy for Mathematica (since Wolfr=
> am
>>  still refuses to port Mathematica to the PocketPC/Windows Mobile  platform=
> ),
>> that's all.
>> Regarding licensing, is it  on a per-user or per-device scheme? I've got
>> three computers I use  regularly (my desktop workstation, my TabletPC, and=
> my
>> Terminal  Server) and I don't want to have to shell out for Mathematica  th=
> ree
>> times over.
>>  Thanks
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