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Current Version:   4

License Type:   Commercial. There is a Student version available for purchase by full time students. Kernel is not limited in functionality. Differences between student version and professional version can be found here:

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Source Code Availability:

Although the source code for the kernel and notebook front end are not available, the standard package sources are plain text format and may be edited and adjusted by the end user. The source code for conversion of notebooks to LaTeX 2e and HTML 3.2 (TeXSave[] and HTMLSave[]) can be obtained from Technical Support at no charge.

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package: No
  • RedHat RPM Package: No
  • Other Packages: ELF, based on a distribution-neutral shell script for installation

Targeted Platforms:

Windows 95/98/NT4.0, Macintosh, SPARC, DEC AXP, HP PA-RISC, IBM RS/6000, SGI, Linux.
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Software/Hardware Requirements:

On Linux: 165MB disk space, 16MB minimum system memory and 32MB recommended.

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User Comments:

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Some Screen Shots: (Mathematica notebook front end, running under Linux/XFree86 and AfterStep window manager)

  • Shot 1 -- one of the several demonstration notebooks that come with Mathematica 3.0. The notebook interface uses Style Sheets to give the user flexibility in customizing the appearance of documents.
  • Shot 2 -- a large screenshot of Mathematica's Help Browser facility. Mathematica 3.0 features advanced typesetting capabilities that allow the user to publish his or her work.
  • Shot 3 -- Mathematica notebooks support active elements that allow users to create interactive documents, such as Roman Maeder's Polyhedron Explorer.
  • Shot 4 -- Another view of the help browser.

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