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What's New in Mathematica R&D

Roger Germundsson
Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
Department: Director of Research & Development

1998 WorldWide Mathematica Conference
Conference location

Chicago, IL

This is a guided tour through the new features in the upcoming version of Mathematica. We have made quite a bit of progress since Version 3, and some example areas include the following.

Much faster and scaleable numerics whether dealing with large arrays of data or very high precision numbers Simplification with general forms of assumptions including specifying domains of variables, equations, and inequalities Extensive Import/Export mechanism for importing and exporting file formats such as for graphics, sound, data, and documents Many new special functions such as Struve and harmonic numbers as well as support for generalized functions such as DiracDelta New programming constructs such as NestWhile, PadLeft, and ListConvolve Improvements to user interface including unmatched bracket highlighting, cursor tracking, and auto replacement New contexts for direct-access Developer` functions and Experimental` features

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