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Re: A new FrontEnd

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  • From: Jason Ebaugh <ebaughjason at>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 03:10:30 -0400 (EDT)
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The document based interface is one of the things that makes Mathematica very special. Perhaps you are not talking about changing that. But if you are, I strongly disagree.

+1 on tabbed notebooks. That is something that I have wanted for a long time. Just yesterday I was searching for a piece of software that would allow me to run other programs in a side-by-side window or tabbed environment. I was look just so I could use it with Mathematica.
(btw, if any one is knows of software like this (for windows), please email me directly.)

Jason Ebaugh

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On Monday, September 3, 2012 2:01:55 AM UTC-5, Mikhail Cherkasskii wrote:
> I had seen posts about FrontEnd interface. I agree with authors who say: FrontEnd in Mathematica 8 is archaic interface. And again I would like to say about this problem. Today we can see a lot of useful programs that have deal with text, graphics, numerical data and so on. For example look at another CAS system. There are a useful tools for graphics edit, for variables edit. MS Word is simple and powerful text editor with ribbon interface. OriginPro is power tool for graphics. Any modern internet browser has a tab interface. Why not?
> But Mathematica forces me use palettes. Yes, they can be useful, but in very limited cases. Summing up I would like to say: today we have a lot of examples and ideas, that can be use for create a new, real new FrontEnd interface.

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