05 January 2009

Mathematica 7

Wolfram's seventh major version of its core product has a different flavour to the sixth. Briefings from the company emphasise evolution, consolidation and long-term strategy rather than revolutionary additions, which is a fair description, but there is plenty that is new. Some facets are described as having been in development since well before the previous upgrade, coming to maturity in time for this one. Others are distributed across a range of aspects rather than being dramatically grouped under one or two new headings, or push forward developments in release 6. [more...]