(Please see the more recent press release dated November 26, 2001.)
July 16, 2001–Wolfram Research, Inc., makers of the world’s leading technical computing system, announced today that Mathematica for Mac OS X will ship in Q3 2001. A preview release of Mathematica for Mac OS X has been available to its Premier Service customers since early April.
“Mac OS X is the operating system built to run Mathematica. The combination of this operating system with the unmatched computational power of Mathematica opens new areas of exploration and capability. The preview version that shipped in April 2001 has proven itself to be extremely stable and fast. We will ship a full-featured, fully native version of Mathematica for Mac OS X in Q3 2001,” said Theodore Gray, Director of User Interfaces at Wolfram Research and lead Macintosh advocate.
The Mach 3.0 kernel and Unix-like foundation of Mac OS X allow this version of Mathematica to far surpass older Macintosh versions of Mathematica in 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, research, and education turn to when they need to perform demanding calculations. The current release of Mathematica, Version 4.1, includes greatly enhanced symbolic differential equation solvers and dramatic speed increases for statistical functions. Professionals are not the only ones who use Mathematica. Like the Macintosh, Mathematica is popular on college campuses around the world. Students in engineering, mathematics, and other technical fields use Mathematica to 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 latest in Apple technology to make the most of their educational opportunities.