CalculationCenter 2 Adds New Calculation and Communication
April 29, 2002--Starting today, CalculationCenter 2
from Wolfram Research, Inc. brings you new computing functionality, new
communication capabilities, and further enhancements to this widely
acclaimed calculation tool--all without compromising quality.
Initially released in March 2001, CalculationCenter has been highly
by Macworld, Desktop Engineering, and PC Plus, among
others, and was well
received by users. CalculationCenter 2 builds upon the first
innovative point-and-click interface concept, smart plotting, and unique
InstantCalculators to provide a host of new features.
CalculationCenter 2 offers broad new statistics capabilities. The
addition of analytical distribution functions for standard statistical
distributions enables you to develop models that describe random behavior.
Users can compare these models to experimental data to estimate parameters
or can use them to generate random simulation data to test the likelihood of
possible outcomes. Unlike typical statistics packages, CalculationCenter 2
works with the formulas related to statistical function, not just with the
numbers, giving users much more insight and a greater range of
CalculationCenter's unique, intelligent error-correction technology
has also been enhanced in Version 2. In the new version there are more cases in which
CalculationCenter can save you time by suggesting what you meant to
type. For users switching to CalculationCenter from Excel or Mathcad,
even more features to help get you started in 10 minutes or less. Type or
paste in a formula containing an Excel or a Mathcad function, and
CalculationCenter will suggest either the equivalent or the closest function
available, updating the formula with the click of a button.
Other new capabilities in CalculationCenter 2 include:
Containing hundreds of functions--most working with symbolic as well as
numeric input and all with InstantCalculator
the only tool needed to easily produce superior-quality technical reports
that can be distributed via hard copy, email, or the web. Also ideal for
organizations, CalculationCenter enables users of varying needs to
share compatible documents and to maintain the notebook-document presentation style
that is consistent with other Wolfram Research products.
- The addition of MathML 2.0 support, which allows users to better share
their work over the web. MathML is the XML-based open standard for the use
and re-use of mathematical and scientific content on the web.
- An extended range of graphic types with a new inequality plot that can
visualize complicated linear and nonlinear, and continuous and discrete,
inequality relationships. A new multiple-data-set plot type makes it
easier than ever to compare data.
- Support for the 3D file formats DXF and STL and the data format CSV to
facilitate interaction with other engineering, design, and data-handling
software. There is also a new mechanism to import other CalculationCenter
notebooks, making it easy to build up libraries of functions and to refer to
them from within a notebook.
- New, faster algorithms for many of CalculationCenter's data
analysis functions. Now you can analyze and manipulate large data sets faster than
CalculationCenter 2 is available for Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP and Mac OS
platforms. The suggested retail price is $295 (U.S. and Canada), making it highly
competitive with other calculating solutions. For international pricing, please
contact your local reseller.
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is available on our website.