Mathematica to Be Fully Native for Mac OS X
Champaign, Illinois–March 23, 2001–Wolfram Research, makers of
the world’s leading technical computing system, announced today
that Mathematica for Mac OS X will be commercially available in
July. Customers who buy Mathematica for Macintosh now will get
the final Mac OS X version free when it is released. Wolfram
Research plans to start shipping a preview beta version of
Mathematica OS X to its Premier Service customers by early
“We have been running Mathematica for Mac OS X internally for
over two years and have worked closely with Apple to optimize
its performance,” said Theodore Gray, cofounder of Wolfram
Research and chief architect of the Mathematica user interface.
“Mathematica 4.1 running on Mac OS X has the makings of a
remarkable environment for scientific computing. It is a
no-compromise combination of speed, stability, capability, and
“The supercomputing speed of Apple’s Power Mac G4 provides an
incredible environment for scientific computing, and with Mac OS
X’s unparalleled performance and ease of use, it’s only going to
get better,” said Clent Richardson, Apple’s vice president of
Worldwide Developer Relations. “Mathematica is the most powerful
software for doing calculations in science, engineering, and
mathematics, and we’re excited to see Wolfram Research take
advantage of the incredible technologies Mac OS X has to offer.”
The Mach 3.0 kernel and Unix-like foundation of Mac OS X allow
this version of Mathematica to far surpass older Macintosh
versions of Mathematica in speed, scalability, and the ability
to handle calculations requiring open-ended amounts of memory.
Mac OS X is the first true workstation operating system deployed
as a personal-computer operating system.
Mathematica is the system that top professionals in industry,
research, and education turn to when they need to perform
demanding calculations. The current release of Mathematica,
Version 4.1, includes greatly enhanced symbolic differential
equation solvers and dramatic speed increases for statistical
Professionals are not the only ones who use Mathematica. Like
the Macintosh, Mathematica is popular on college campuses around
the world. Students in engineering, mathematics, and other
technical fields use Mathematica to expand their knowledge and
to do their most serious number crunching. With Mathematica
running on Mac OS X, they will be able to use the latest in
Apple technology to make the most of their educational
Wolfram Research is the world’s leading developer of technical
computing software. The company was founded in 1987 by Stephen
Wolfram and released the first version of Mathematica, its
flagship product, on June 23, 1988. Mathematica, the world’s
only fully integrated technical computing system, is relied on
today by more than a million users worldwide in industry,
government, and education, and is the recipient of many industry
awards for technical excellence. Wolfram Research, a privately
held company, is headquartered in Champaign, Illinois, with
offices in Europe and Japan. More information about Wolfram
Research and its products is available at www.wolfram.com .
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