Mathematica to Be Fully Native for Mac OS X
March 22, 2001--Wolfram Research, makers of the world's
leading technical computing system, announced today that
Mac OS X will be commercially available this summer when OS X becomes the
standard operating system on new Macintoshes. Customers who buy
Mathematica for Macintosh now will be eligible to get the final Mac
OS X version
it is released. Wolfram Research plans to start shipping a preview beta
version of Mathematica for Mac OS X to its Premier Service customers
"We have been running Mathematica for Mac OS X internally for over
years and have worked closely with Apple to optimize its performance,"
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 ease."
"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
science, engineering, and mathematics, and we're excited to see Wolfram
Research take advantage of the incredible technologies Mac OS X has to
The Mach 3.0 kernel and Unix-like foundation of Mac OS X allow this
of Mathematica to far surpass older Macintosh versions of
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,
education turn to when they need to perform demanding calculations. The
current release of Mathematica, Version 4.1, includes greatly
symbolic differential equation solvers and dramatic speed increases for
Professionals are not the only ones who use Mathematica. Like the
Mathematica is popular on college campuses around the world.
engineering, mathematics, and other technical fields use
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
Apple technology to make the most of their educational opportunities.