February 5, 2009–Wolfram Research today announced the availability of Mathematica Home Edition, a release that for the first time lets people explore their personal interests using all the power of Mathematica at a fraction of the cost.
“Over the last two years, as we’ve delivered powerful new capabilities and integrated vast banks of curated data, we’ve realized that Mathematica is not just the perfect tool for those on the frontiers of research, in the top echelons of academia, and throughout mainstream engineering, finance, and science,” said Peter Overmann, Director of Software Technology at Wolfram Research.
“Mathematica is the perfect tool for a broader group–from amateur scientists, to parents interested in introducing their children to concepts in math, science, finance, and other areas, to anyone who wants to make fully interactive models and simulations, analyze real-time data on stocks, weather, or stars, transform and enhance images, or explore infinitely more activities.”
Mathematica Home Edition contains the full functionality of the recently released Mathematica 7, which integrates powerful technologies including image processing, parallel computation, and rich data on astronomy, geography, life sciences, and more. Mathematica Home Edition also includes Mathematica‘s innovative user interfaces that make it possible for new users to achieve high-impact results, like dynamic applications, instantly.
“Since the beginning, we’ve maintained a deep commitment to technological awareness and education, sponsoring the largest free network of web resources, including MathWorld and the Wolfram Demonstrations Project,” said Eric Weisstein, Senior Researcher at Wolfram Research. “Now, in a time when more people are thinking more and more about science and technology, we can put extraordinary power into their hands. Mathematica Home Edition has that power–letting more people explore their world like never before.”
Wolfram Research makes it easy for users to see Mathematica Home Edition in action and get started with it. Over 4,500 dynamic examples of concepts in life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, creative arts, and many other areas have been published as part of the Wolfram Demonstrations Project. They are available for free.
In addition, over 100,000 examples of Mathematica functions and capabilities are provided in the Wolfram Mathematica Documentation Center.
More product details are available on the Mathematica Home Edition website.
Availability and Licensing
Mathematica Home Edition is a 32-bit program available immediately in the United States and Canada for Windows (2000/XP/Vista), Mac OS X (Intel), and Linux for a retail price of $295. Mathematica Home Edition is not licensed for commercial, nonprofit, academic, or government use. Details are available online.