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How Your Version Compares to Mathematica 9

Upgrading to Mathematica 9 is easy. If you're still using an older version of Mathematica, you're missing out on a lot of powerful features.

Mathematica 9

Mathematica 8

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Mathematica 6

Mathematics & Computation

Parametric differential equations      
Advanced hybrid and differential algebraic equations      
Systemwide support for units      
Integrated Wolfram|Alpha results for immediate computation    
Multithreading for high performance across most functions    
Parallel computing integration  
Comprehensive equation solving enhanced
High-precision numerical computing
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Application Areas

Social network analysis      
3D volumetric image processing      
Image processing with large image support      
Integrated analog and digital signal processing      
Control systems enhanced    
Financial indicators, charting, and business calendar enhanced    
Fully integrated wavelet analysis    
High-precision GIS functions  
Combinatorics and graph theory enhanced
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Data Science

Reliability analysis      
Survival analysis      
Comprehensive support for random processes and time series      
Built-in integration with R      
Programmatic access to vast amounts of data from Wolfram|Alpha    
More statistical distributions than any other system enhanced    
Nonparametric, derived, and formula distributions enhanced    
Improved performance for large datasets enhanced  
Import and export of many data formats including Microsoft Excel enhanced
SQL and other database connectivity
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Graphics & Visualization

Interactive gauges and automatic legends for plots and charts      
Hardware-accelerated texture and volume rendering enhanced    
Financial visualizations and customizable statistical charting enhanced    
Built-in vector field visualizations  
Graph and network visualizations enhanced
High-quality interactive graphics
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Development & Deployment

EnterpriseCDF deployment with live data at runtime      
Full client-side access for web APIs      
GPU programming support    
C code generation and compilation    
Instant interactive applications and customizable controls enhanced
Wolfram Workbench: Eclipse-based IDE
Multiparadigm programming language
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Productivity & Usability

Next-computation Suggestions Bar      
Context-sensitive Input Assistant      
Interactive palettes including Image Assistant      
Free-form linguistic input    
Citation management with EndNote integration    
Interactive whiteboard and touch device support enhanced  
Integrated visual and auditory accessibility options  
Custom stylesheets and slide show templates enhanced
Spell checking and syntax highlighting
Mathematical typesetting

Important Note about Compatibility

Mathematica 9 is backward-compatible with all documents created with Versions 6, 7, and 8. If you're upgrading from Version 5.2 or earlier, you can still get your documents to work in Mathematica 9. For more information, contact us.

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