Re: New Wolfram Tutorial Collection documentation is ready
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- Subject: [mg99337] Re: New Wolfram Tutorial Collection documentation is ready
- From: mike.honeychurch at gmail.com
- Date: Sun, 3 May 2009 05:21:11 -0400 (EDT)
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On May 1, 4:24 am, Thomas M=FCnch <thomas.mue... at gmail.com> wrote: > I downloaded all of the PDFs, and it took a very long time, even on my > fast connection at work. My guess is that Wolfram gives these > downloads less bandwidth compared to, for example, downloading > software, or the curated data. But I would say that's all right. > > The largest of the files is "Visualization and graphics", which comes > at almost 140MB. I opened it in Acrobat (Professional version), and > simply out of curiosity removed all the Metadata and hidden > information in the pdf (You can do this under the Menu item "Document> Ex= amine Document...", at least under Windows). After doing this, and > > saving the file, the size was reduced to less than 30 MB, just a bit > over one fifth of the original! On first visual inspection, the two > versions appear to be identical. > > This particular file contains lots of graphics, so the reduction in > size might not be as large in other files, I didn't try. But anyways, > this begs the question: did I remove ANY functionality by doing this? > If not, it would be much nicer if Wolfram could place PDFs of reduced > size for download on their website. > > thomas > > On Apr 30, 12:32 pm, Bob F <deepyog... at gmail.com> wrote: > > > I got e-mail today from Wolfram saying that the new "Tutorial > > Collection" documents are ready for downloading of the PDF or HTML > > files, or purchase of the hardcopy. There are 23 volumes that take up > > about 354 MB if you downloaded them all (about 3668 pages according to > > Wolfram). I wonder if these are readable by any of the e-book readers > > like Kindle or the Sony or ??? If anyone knows please let us know ... > > I am sure this will be exciting nighttime reading ;-) You could buy a > > Kindle for the cost of these books. But will it or the Sony show them > > correctly?? > > > -Bob > > > ps -- the URL for these ishttp://www.wolfram.com/learningcenter/tutoria= lc= > ollection/ > > and apparently there are a few volumes that are not finished or they > > are out of stock, so if you want the printed volumes the website for > > purchasing them said there may be a 2-3 week delay for the few volumes > > that fall into this category (seehttp://store.wolfram.com/view/book/tut= or= > > ial/?Qualifier=COMM&check=ISB... > > > ) Also note that the hardcopy books are printed in black & white (not > > color like the PDF and HTML versions are). I think it is probably duplicate embedded fonts that are being removed that reduces the file size.