Wolfram Research Introduces webMathematica for Mac OS X
May 9, 2002--Wolfram Research, Inc. announces that
webMathematica, the revolutionary product that merges the
power of Mathematica with the convenience and accessibility of the
web, is now available for Mac OS X.
webMathematica provides the ability to quickly and easily add
interactive calculations to the web, enabling users to:
- Build custom websites that provide specialized calculations
- Compute, visualize, and analyze data using a web browser
- Deliver sophisticated courseware and publish interactive books
- Provide active functionality for technical documentation that can be
instantly updated from a centralized location
- Integrate computation into existing enterprise infrastructure
"While webMathematica has already made a major impact on the
delivering technical computations, we expect another major boost in
applications now that webMathematica is available for Mac OS X," says Lars
Hohmuth, product manager for webMathematica at Wolfram Research.
"The Macintosh has traditionally been the platform for innovative and creative
people, so we are looking forward to seeing what they come up with."
"Mac OS X provides a powerful and feature-rich platform for performing
intensive, scientific computing," says Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president
of Worldwide Developer Relations. "We're excited to have webMathematica
available for Mac OS X because it gives our users the remarkable ability
to create web applications that can conduct interactive calculations and
visualization directly within a web browser."
Since its initial release, webMathematica has generated extensive
interest with a number of banks, engineering firms, and other
institutions already starting to phase it into their enterprisewide
systems. It has also caught on quickly with individual users, hundreds of
whom are now using it to express their creativity or to work in new ways over
"The solid Unix foundations of Mac OS X and the included Java 2 Standard
Edition, a unique feature among operating systems, make Mac OS X an ideal
platform for webMathematica," says Theodore Gray, cofounder of
Research and chief architect of the Mathematica user interface. "In
addition, the ease-of-use features in Mac OS X Server make setting up and
administering a high-performance web server a straightforward proposition.
The Mac platform is also renowned for the availability of best-of-class
software solutions like Photoshop and QuickTime Streaming Server for the
generation of immersive websites."
webMathematica is built on Java servlets, making it compatible with
web server, servlet engine, or application server that supports the
Servlet 2.0 or later API and giving developers a broad choice of web
solutions to work from.
webMathematica is also available for other major operating systems
and platforms including Windows, Linux, and Solaris. It comes in two license
configurations: webMathematica Professional, intended for the
development and deployment of sophisticated intranet and internet sites, and
webMathematica Amateur, designed for individuals who wish to
showcase their work over the web. Subscribers to Wolfram Research's Premier
Service can receive complimentary copies of webMathematica Amateur.
Information for ordering
webMathematica is available online.
Additional information about webMathematica, including working
webMathematica applications, is also available.