What's new in Mathematica 8

More speed. More power. More data.

Mathematica 8 introduces free-form linguistic input—a whole new way to compute. Enter plain English; get immediate results—no syntax required. It's a new entry point into the complete Mathematica workflow, now upgraded with 500 additional functions and 7 application areas—including the world's most advanced statistics capability and state-of-the-art image processing.

New workflow end points include deployment of standalone applications or interactive documents.

New in V8.0.4

Mathematica 8.0.4 streamlines deployment to the Computable Document Format (CDF) with a new interactive wizard and new functions for programmatic deployment.

Key usability, stability, and security enhancements include:

  • New menu options and an interactive wizard for deploying to CDF
  • New functions CDFInformation and CDFDeploy for programmatically deploying CDF files
  • New download progress indicator for the CDF browser plugin
  • Improved stability, speed, and security of the CDF browser plugin
  • Tested under Mac OS X Lion
  • Improved memory use of the Share function when storing large sets of data
  • Updated MKL library to improve performance
  • New syntax coloring to warn about use of Module variable in Dynamic
  • Performance improvements to citation functions
  • Improved behavior of optimized variables in compiled conditional statements
  • Improved front end behavior when saving untitled notebooks under new versions of Linux

Existing Mathematica 8.0.0 and 8.0.1 users (including Mathematica Home Edition) will be automatically notified of this release and given the option to download the update through the Wolfram User Portal. Updating Mathematica 8.0.0 or 8.0.1 to Version 8.0.4 will not require a new activation key or password. V8.04 is not available fo all kind of rented Mathematica Studenten licenses (anual, semester, home-use)
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