Mathematica Link for Excel 3 Brings Powerful New Features for
Data Analysis to Microsoft Excel
October 4, 2006--Opening the door to new ways of computing and
collaboration in Microsoft Excel, Wolfram Research announced today the
release of Mathematica Link for Excel 3, the latest version of
widely popular add-on for users in finance, business, engineering,
science, education, and related fields.
Mathematica Link for
Excel connects Excel users to over a thousand Mathematica functions,
making it easy to perform symbolic computations,
find complex roots, instantly plot equations, and complete other
sophisticated tasks within the spreadsheet environment. The
fully bidirectional link also leverages Excel's capabilities into the
Mathematica notebook environment, so users can work in both
applications side by side.
Among its many new features, Mathematica Link for Excel introduces
Mathematica-based macros, enabling users to easily convert their
Mathematica code into Excel macros. The macros can then be
a single click--inside any Excel spreadsheet.
Additionally, collaboration has never been easier. Intelligent
read-and-write routines automatically resize to fit existing data, smart
commenting technology streamlines the process of sharing workbooks with
others, and an extensible system of templates can be used to automate the
creation of standard reports.
The key new features in Mathematica Link for Excel enable users to:
- Create spreadsheet formulas that call Mathematica from within
- Write code in Mathematica that interacts with and automates
- Call Mathematica code as if it were an Excel macro
- Develop customized Excel import and export routines in
- Copy and paste between Mathematica and Excel
- Display Mathematica graphics and typeset expressions in
"Most people prefer the elegant Mathematica programming language,
require Excel's interface for certain jobs," said developer Anton Rowe.
"With Mathematica Link for Excel, you don't have to choose. You can
both applications together as a single, unparalleled framework for
analyzing your most demanding data."
Mathematica Link for Excel requires
Mathematica 5.0 or higher and Excel 2002/XP or higher, and is avaliable for Windows.
More information is available on the product website.