webMathematica 2.2 Now Includes Mathematica 5.1
April 19, 2005--The new webMathematica 2.2 from Wolfram
Research capitalizes on the strengths of Mathematica 5.1 to
provide expanded web-development options. Building
on Mathematica 5.1's many new capabilities, especially for
working with large-scale, diverse types of data, webMathematica
increases its advantage as the leading all-in-one solution for
creating powerful interactive websites for research, business, and
There are more than 50 new functions, toolkits, and performance
improvements in Mathematica
5.1. Highlights of special interest for use with
webMathematica 2.2 include:
- Built-in universal database connectivity
- Industrial-strength string manipulation
- Integrated web services support
- Authoring system preview
- Highly optimized binary data I/O
- Support for new 64-bit architectures
- Additional graphic, web, and matrix import-export formats
With these features, webMathematica 2.2 opens the door to new
kinds of application development on a wider range of platforms.
string manipulation makes webMathematica a good fit for
data mining and bioinformatics applications, while support for web
services makes it easy for users to harness financial,
environmental, language translation, and other information
resources. "There are endless possibilities with web services linked
with a webMathematica interface," says Chris Williamson,
developer of web technologies at Wolfram Research.
provides a ready-made solution for integrating webMathematica
with any standard SQL database. This makes webMathematica an
ideal web-based environment for analysis, computation, and
reporting--which complements the storage and searching capabilities of
databases. "There is increasing demand for web-accessible databases,"
says Williamson. "webMathematica enables delivery of
sophisticated, data-driven applications and analysis tools that make
corporate data accessible at any time and from anywhere."
webMathematica continues to answer the problem of how to create
and distribute technical computing application solutions in today's
networked environment. Built on platform-independent standards such as
HTML, Java, and Java Servlet technology, webMathematica 2.2
seamlessly integrates the advances of Mathematica 5.1 into
virtually any infrastructure.
For more information, please see the webMathematica website.