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13. Mathematics

13.1 Maple V Release 4 - The Power Edition

Description:

Maple V Release 4 is the powerful computer algebra system used by mathematicians, engineers, and scientists for teaching and research. Maple V lets you perform a wide range of symbolic and numeric computations quickly and accurately. It includes more than 2500 built-in math functions, 2D and 3D graphics, animation, and more. New features in Release 4 include outlining, styles, and hyperlinking, typeset math notation in input, output, and text, full text search of Help Database and new computational and plotting facilities.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM.

Licensing policy:

License for unlimited use in time of the bought version, floating license with user based pricing.

OS provisions:

Linux kernel 2.0.0 or above, X11 R6.1 or above (for running X11 GUI components), 12 MB of RAM suggested. The binaries are available in ELF format only.

Documentation:

3 books: "Maple V - Learning Guide", "Maple V - Programming Guide", "The Maple V Handbook". Also available in German: "Einführung in Maple V" und "Programmieren mit Maple V".

Documentation and help in English, a variety of books available in different languages.

Product support:

Updates/maintenance depending on license, please call the distributor or WMSI.

Extra features and add-ons:

Share library via EMail and FTP. Free mailing list available (maple_group@daisy.waterloo.edu).

Available since:

September, 1994.

Countries with distribution:

USA/Canada, Europe and Asia.

Vendor:

Waterloo Maple Inc.

450 Phillip Street
Waterloo, ON N2L 5J2
Canada

Phone:

+1 519 747 2373

Fax:

+1 519 747 5284

EMail:

info@maplesoft.com

Vendor in Germany:

Scientific Computers GmbH

Franzstr. 106
D-52064 Aachen
Germany

Phone:

+49 241 47075 0

Fax:

+49 241 44983

EMail:

maple@scientific.de

Contact:

Andreas Himmeldorf

Last modified:

August 4, 1997.

13.2 MATCOM and MATCOM MATH LIBRARY

Description:

MATCOM is a Matlab to C++ compiler and C++ MATRIX MATH LIBRARY. MATCOM compiles Matlab source files (M-Files) to C++ source code. The resulting code is linked with the supplied C++ Matrix class library to create standalone executables or MEX files.

The C++ code and library can be integrated in products, royalty free, saving the need to translate the algorithm prototype.

Compiled code runs significantly faster than the original interpreted source.

Matrices of doubles, floats, ints and chars are supported, providing lower memory usage for many applications, especially signal and image processing.

MS Windows and many Unix platform are supported with a variety of C++ compilers. An evaluation version (fully functional, 30 days limited) is available for free download from our web site.

Distribution media:

Internet (WWW).

Licensing policy:

From single license to site license. Contact The MathTools for details.

OS provisions:

Linux 1.2, gcc 2.6.3 or later, 8 MB of RAM, 15 MB on disk.

Documentation:

Users manual and library reference in various formats (MS Word, MS Write, plain text, PostScript).

Product support:

A fast product support is given by EMail only. The support section in the web page give immediate access to a wealth of resources, technical support, answers to frequently asked questions, technical documents and more.

Extra features and add-ons:

MathTools Accelerator: provides significant performance gains for MATCOM programs using Linear Algebra and matrix multiplication, on a Pentium with the Visual C++ compiler.

Available since:

May, 1995.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$499 ($249 for academic institutes).

Vendor:

MathTools, Ltd.

P.O. Box 855
Horsham, PA 19044-0855
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 212 208 4476

Fax:

+1 888 628 4866, +1 215 957 1719

EMail:

info@mathtools.com

URL:

http://www.mathtools.com

Contact:

Robert G. Ford

Last modified:

August 7, 1997.

13.3 Mathematica 3.0

Description:

Mathematica 3.0--Known for delivering quick, accurate numeric and symbolic solutions, Mathematica is ideal for creating interactive technical reports and presentations that include text, active formulas, graphics, and customizable buttons and palettes. Breakthrough new features, such as an innovative typesetting system that can do math, now make Mathematica even easier to use.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM.

Licensing policy:

Commercial, 30 day fully functional demo CD-ROM.

OS provisions:

Kernel 1.2 or higher.

Documentation:

The Mathematica Book 1400 pages. Complete book and additional help files online.

Product support:

Three service levels, see http://www.wolfram.com/service for details.

Extra features and add-ons:

About 15 application packages.

Available since:

October, 1996.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$1295, academic and student discounts, site licenses available.

Vendor:

Wolfram Research Europe Ltd

10 Blenheim Office Park
Lower Road
Long Hanborough
Oxfordshire
OX8 8LN
UK

Phone:

+44 1993 883400

Fax:

+44 1993 883800

EMail:

info@wolfram.co.uk

URL:

http://www.wolfram.co.uk

Last modified:

May 25, 1998.

13.4 MATLAB and Simulink

Description:

MATLAB is a high performance language for technical computing. It integrates computation, visualization, and programming in an easy-to-use environment where problems and solutions are expressed in familiar mathematical notation. MATLAB supports the development of large complex applications. Features include the M-file Performance Profiler for algorithm optimization, the integrated visual editor and debugger, and powerful interactive tools for signal processing and control system design.

Simulink is a powerful, interactive software package for modeling, analyzing, and simulating dynamic systems. It provides extremely accurate simulations of nonlinear continuous-time systems and systems with multiple modes of operation. Features include support for conditionally executed subsystems; state-of-the-art solvers; usability improvements such as signal and port labeling; and new blocks.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM and Internet (FTP).

Licensing policy:

Using GlobeTrotter (FLEXlm) CPU locked or floating network options. Contact The MathWorks for details.

OS provisions:

Linux 2.0.18, 32 MB of RAM, 40 MB disk space (60 MB to include all help files and documentation).

Documentation:

Printed documentation, online help, MATLAB Reference Guide (HTML).

Product support:

The MathWorks supports a variety of Internet-based services to provide product information and services 24 hours a day. These services give immediate access to a wealth of resources, product data sheets, technical support, answers to frequently asked questions, user-contributed materials, open-forum discussions, and more.

Extra features and add-ons:

MATLAB Extensions: MATLAB Compiler, MATLAB C/C++ Math Library.

Toolboxes: Fuzzy Logic, Signal Processing, Image Processing, Spline, Symbolic Math, Neural Network, Control System, Robust Control, Mu-Analysis & Synthesis, System Identification, Optimization, Statistics, Financial, Frequency Domain System Identification, Higher-Order Spectral Analysis, Communication, LMI Control, Model Predicitve Control, NAG Foundation, Neural Network, Partial Differential Equation, QFT Control Design, Symbolic Math and Extended Symbolic Math, Wavelet.

Simulink Extensions: Simulink Accelerator, Real-Time Workshop.

Blocksets: Fixed-Point, DSP, Nonlinear Control Design.

Available since:

June, 1995.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

Upon request.

Vendor:

The MathWorks, Inc.

24 Prime Park Way
Natick, MA 01760
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 508 647 7000 x7322

Fax:

+1 508 647 7002

EMail:

efroio@mathworks.com, brian@mathworks.com

URL:

http://www.mathworks.com

Contact:

Enza Froio (Marketing), Brian Bourgault (Technical)

Last modified:

March 27, 1997.


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