Wolfram Research Prepares Mathematica for Mac OS X

Leading Technical Computing Software to Take Full Advantage of Mac OS X Capabilities

January 12, 2001--Wolfram Research announced today that Mathematica, the world's leading technical computing system, will be available in a version that takes full advantage of the unique capabilities of Mac OS X.

"We have been following the development of Mac OS X with great interest," said Theodore Gray, cofounder of Wolfram Research and chief architect of the Mathematica user interface. "Mathematica 4.1 running on Mac OS X has the makings of a remarkable environment for scientific computing. This promises to be a no-compromise combination of speed, stability, capability, and ease."

"The supercomputing speed of Apple's Power Mac G4 provides an incredible environment for scientific computing, and with Mac OS X's unparalleled performance and ease of use, it's only going to get better," said Clent Richardson, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "Mathematica is the most powerful software for doing calculations in science, engineering, and mathematics, and we're thrilled to see Wolfram take advantage of the incredible technologies Mac OS X has to offer."

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.