Mathematica 7 was released today (okay, late last night). It has been under active development for 18 months. While not as gigantic in scope as Mathematica 6, it’s still a very solid, feature-filled upgrade.
The headlining features for version 7 are:
A list of all major new features is available here. In addition to the highly publicized features, here is an incomplete list of other improvements I worked on for this release:
- QuickLook plugin provides previews for notebook documents on Mac OS X 10.5
- text & cell selections use system highlight color rather than XOR drawing
- better sub-pixel accuracy of screen drawing & vector graphics export
- BezierCurve support for EPS & PDF Export, and PDF Import
- PDF export can attach arbitrary files (including the source notebook) to the exported PDF file
- PDF import can read file attachments
- PDF import of encrypted files works with default (empty) or user-supplied password
- decreased EPS & PDF export file sizes in some cases
- decreased notebook file sizes in some cases
- ControllerState supports MIDI devices (e.g. keyboards, mixers, etc.) on Mac OS X
Additionally, the minimum Mac OS X version increased from 10.3 to 10.4.
4 thoughts on “The Mathematica 7 Release”
My biggest complaint about Mathematica was that it would not show the steps for my homework. Does the new version do that?
VEEEEEEEERY INTERESTING!!!!!! I haven’t A CLUE, but am EXTREMELY IMPRESSED !!!!!!!! luv and hugs, nan
No, John. Though I have heard talk about what more we can do in the future to support lazy students.
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