webMathematica Now Shipping: Unique Product Brings Computation
to the Web
September 26, 2001--Wolfram Research, Inc. announces
that webMathematica, the revolutionary product that merges the
computational power of Mathematica with the convenience and
accessibility of the web, is now shipping.
webMathematica provides the long sought-after ability to quickly
and easily add interactive calculations to the web, enabling users to:
- Build custom web sites that provide specialized
- Compute, visualize, and analyze data using a web
- Deliver sophisticated courseware and publish
- Provide active functionality for technical
documentation that can be instantly updated from a centralized location
- Integrate computation into existing enterprise
"webMathematica changes the paradigm for delivering technical
computations," says Lars Hohmuth, Product Manager for
Wolfram Research. "Using webMathematica, companies can rapidly
customized applications and deploy them over the web, using just standard
web tools and a working knowledge of Mathematica."
webMathematica has generated unprecedented interest during its beta
with banks, engineering firms, and other institutions starting to phase it
into their enterprisewide systems. Testers from 23 countries participated
in the test phase.
"webMathematica satisfies our long-standing ambition to bring truly
interactive calculations to the web," says Conrad Wolfram, Director of
Strategic and International Business Development. "Judging by the dramatic
way in which testers are adopting the technology, I'd say it fulfills their needs
According to Cheng Wu of eFunda, "We are extremely impressed with
webMathematica's performance, especially its rock-solid stability.
race of bringing world-class mathematics software to the web, Wolfram
Research is way ahead of its competition."
A number of universities have begun creating webMathematica
showing that the release of webMathematica will also have a large
on the academic and educational communities. "Mathematica is the
choice at hundreds of schools and universities worldwide. Now they can
create web-based interactive distance education courses and supplemental
class materials that take advantage of Mathematica's functionality,
providing a richer learning experience," adds Hohmuth.
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 platforms
and web solutions to work from.
"Our adoption of modern web standards as the basis for
makes its integration into existing web infrastructures virtually
seamless, not to mention future-proof," states Tom Wickham-Jones, Director
of Kernel Development at Wolfram Research and chief developer of
webMathematica. "If you want to put interactive computations and
visualizations on your web site, there's no question that
is the easiest way to do it."
More information about
including working webMathematica applications, is available.
webMathematica is initially available for Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000,
Intel-based Linux platforms, and Solaris, and other platforms will follow
soon. It comes in two license configurations: webMathematica
intended for development and deployment of sophisticated intranet and
internet sites, and webMathematica Amateur, designed for those who
showcase their work over the web. Subscribers to Wolfram Research's Premier
will receive complimentary copies of webMathematica Amateur.