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David Park

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Feb 27, 2008, 4:30:02 AM2/27/08
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My initial impression of Mathematica Version 6.0.2 is a disappointment.

1) There is still no easy access to the list of 'standard packages' that
come with Mathematica. It quite difficult to find them. The 'Virtual Book'
that was posted on this group did have a list of these packages but the WRI
Virtual Book does not have them. (An indirect way to get links to standard
packages is to search *Package in the Documentation Center. But this gives a
lot of other stuff also.)

2) The worse new feature is that the palettes that come with Mathematica
will no longer remember their position and condition. If they are not where
you like them then each time you start up Mathematica you will either have
to live with it or adjust them anew. With 6.0 and 6.0.1 I was able to change
the preferences for the ColorScheme palette so it would remember its
condition. I can no longer do this and none of the other palettes remember
thier state either. (One improved feature is that the SpecialCharacters
palette will now directly paste instead of select and then paste.) If you
like to control where the palettes are stay with 6.0.1,

3) I was hoping that the Format/StyleSheet menu would put a check by the
current style sheet in use for a notebook but this still has not been fixed.

And aside from this we still don't have the ability to write Version 6 style
documentation.

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Bo Hu

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Feb 28, 2008, 3:04:27 AM2/28/08
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I don't seem to be able to find the release notes. Besides the
cosmetic change of the documentation system, the only thing I see of
essence is some improvement of import/export. What about bug fixes?
It there a list of changes?

Bo

DrMajorBob

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Feb 28, 2008, 3:08:32 AM2/28/08
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On the PLUS side, 6.0.2 gives me a 64-bit install on my Intel Mac, where 6
and 6.01 did not.

Bobby

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peter lindsay

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Feb 28, 2008, 5:47:41 AM2/28/08
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hi BobI thought
http://support.wolfram.com/mathematica
/systems/macintosh/osx/32bitratherthan64bit.html

previously gave 64 bit on 6.01 on Mac ?

Peter


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DrMajorBob

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Feb 29, 2008, 6:35:30 AM2/29/08
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Good to know, but a LITTLE late.

The installer should have taken care of this automatically.

Bobby

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peter lindsay

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Feb 29, 2008, 6:36:31 AM2/29/08
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Bobby,
dead right: I only found out from one of our many stars, karl
unterkoflerwhen, when I replied to his request on this group for benchmark
test results.
The wolfram guys are guilty of poor communication with their fans ;)
Peter


On 28/02/2008, DrMajorBob <drmaj...@bigfoot.com> wrote:
>
> Good to know, but a LITTLE late.
>
> The installer should have taken care of this automatically.
>
> Bobby
>

> On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 04:46:48 -0600, peter lindsay

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<div>Bobby,</div><div>dead right: I only found out from one of our many stars, karl unterkoflerwhen, when I replied to his request on this group for benchmark test results.</div><div>The wolfram guys are guilty of poor communication with their fans ;)</div>
<div>Peter</div><div><div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="white-space: nowrap;"><br></span><div><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 28/02/2008, <b class="gmail_sendername">DrMajorBob</b> &lt;<a href="mailto:drmaj...@bigfoot.com" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">drmaj...@bigfoot.com</a>&gt; wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0;margin-left:0.8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">

Good to know, but a LITTLE late.<br> <br> The installer should have taken care of this automatically.<br> <br> Bobby<br> <br> On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 04:46:48 -0600, peter lindsay<br> <br>&lt;<a href="mailto:plin...@mcs.st-and.ac.uk" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">plin...@mcs.st-and.ac.uk</a>&gt; wrote:<br>

<br> &gt; hi BobI thought<br> &gt; <a href="http://support.wolfram.com/mathematica" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">http://support.wolfram.com/mathematica</a><br> &gt; /systems/macintosh/osx/32bitratherthan64bit.html<br>
&gt;<br> &gt; previously gave 64 bit on 6.01 on Mac ?<br>
&gt;<br> &gt; Peter<br> &gt;<br> &gt; On 28/02/2008, DrMajorBob &lt;<a href="mailto:drmaj...@bigfoot.com" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">drmaj...@bigfoot.com</a>&gt; wrote:<br>
&gt;&gt;<br> &gt;&gt; On the PLUS side, 6.0.2 gives me a 64-bit install on my Intel Mac,<br>
&gt;&gt; where 6<br> &gt;&gt; and 6.01 did not.<br> &gt;&gt;<br> &gt;&gt; Bobby<br> &gt;&gt;<br> &gt;&gt;<br> &gt;&gt; On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 03:25:41 -0600, David Park &lt;<a href="mailto:djm...@comcast.net" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">djm...@comcast.net</a>&gt;<br>

&gt;&gt; wrote:<br> &gt;&gt;<br> &gt;&gt; &gt; My initial impression of Mathematica Version 6.0.2 is a<br> &gt;&gt; disappointment.<br> &gt;&gt; &gt;<br> &gt;&gt; &gt; 1) There is still no easy access to the list of&nbsp;&nbsp;&#39;standard packages&#39;<br>

&gt;&gt; that<br> &gt;&gt; &gt; come with Mathematica. It quite difficult to find them. The &#39;Virtual<br> &gt;&gt; &gt; Book&#39;<br> &gt;&gt; &gt; that was posted on this group did have a list of these packages but<br>

&gt;&gt; the<br> &gt;&gt; &gt; WRI<br> &gt;&gt; &gt; Virtual Book does not have them. (An indirect way to get links to<br> &gt;&gt; &gt; standard<br> &gt;&gt; &gt; packages is to search *Package in the Documentation Center. But this<br>

&gt;&gt; &gt; gives a<br> &gt;&gt; &gt; lot of other stuff also.)<br> &gt;&gt; &gt;<br> &gt;&gt; &gt; 2) The worse new feature is that the palettes that come with<br> &gt;&gt; Mathematica<br> &gt;&gt; &gt; will no longer remember their position and condition. If they are not<br>

&gt;&gt; &gt; where<br> &gt;&gt; &gt; you like them then each time you start up Mathematica you will either<br> &gt;&gt; &gt; have<br> &gt;&gt; &gt; to live with it or adjust them anew. With 6.0 and 6.0.1 I was able to<br>

&gt;&gt; &gt; change<br> &gt;&gt; &gt; the preferences for the ColorScheme palette so it would remember its<br> &gt;&gt; &gt; condition. I can no longer do this and none of the other palettes<br> &gt;&gt; &gt; remember<br>

&gt;&gt; &gt; thier state either. (One improved feature is that the<br> &gt;&gt; SpecialCharacters<br> &gt;&gt; &gt; palette will now directly paste instead of select and then paste.) If<br> &gt;&gt; you<br> &gt;&gt; &gt; like to control where the palettes are stay with 6.0.1,<br>

&gt;&gt; &gt;<br> &gt;&gt; &gt; 3) I was hoping that the Format/StyleSheet menu would put a check by<br> &gt;&gt; the<br> &gt;&gt; &gt; current style sheet in use for a notebook but this still has not been<br> &gt;&gt; &gt; fixed.<br>

&gt;&gt; &gt;<br> &gt;&gt; &gt; And aside from this we still don&#39;t have the ability to write Version 6<br> &gt;&gt; &gt; style<br> &gt;&gt; &gt; documentation.<br> &gt;&gt; &gt;<br> &gt;&gt;<br> &gt;&gt;<br> &gt;&gt;<br>

&gt;&gt; --<br> &gt;&gt;<br> &gt;&gt; <a href="mailto:DrMaj...@bigfoot.com" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">DrMaj...@bigfoot.com</a><br> &gt;&gt;<br> &gt;&gt;<br> &gt;<br> &gt;<br>
<br> <br> <br> --<br> <br><a href="mailto:DrMaj...@bigfoot.com" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">DrMaj...@bigfoot.com</a><br>
</blockquote></div><br><br clear="all"><br>-- <br>peter lindsay<br>Computing Officer<br>Mathematical Institute<br>University of St Andrews<br>KY16 9SS<br>01334463756
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Richard Palmer

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Feb 29, 2008, 6:48:39 AM2/29/08
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how do I get the update? I have a premium license and have received
no notice of the release?

> peter lindsay
> Computing Officer
> Mathematical Institute
> University of St Andrews
> KY16 9SS
> 01334463756
>
>
>


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peter lindsay

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they're a bit slow with this; I phoned my vendor and asked for a link.Peter

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they&#39;re a bit slow with this; I phoned my vendor and asked for a link.<div>Peter<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 28/02/2008, <b class="gmail_sendername">Richard Palmer</b> &lt;<a href="mailto:rhpa...@gmail.com">rhpa...@gmail.com</a>&gt; wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0;margin-left:0.8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">
how do I get the update?&nbsp;&nbsp;I have a premium license and have received<br> no notice of the release?<br> <br><br> On 2/28/08, peter lindsay &lt;<a href="mailto:plin...@mcs.st-and.ac.uk">plin...@mcs.st-and.ac.uk</a>&gt; wrote:<br>
&gt; hi BobI thought<br> &gt; <a href="http://support.wolfram.com/mathematica">http://support.wolfram.com/mathematica</a><br> &gt; /systems/macintosh/osx/32bitratherthan64bit.html<br> &gt;<br> &gt; previously gave 64 bit on 6.01 on Mac ?<br>
&gt;<br> &gt; Peter<br> &gt;<br> &gt; On 28/02/2008, DrMajorBob &lt;<a href="mailto:drmaj...@bigfoot.com">drmaj...@bigfoot.com</a>&gt; wrote:<br> &gt; &gt;<br> &gt; &gt; On the PLUS side, 6.0.2 gives me a 64-bit install on my Intel Mac, where 6<br>
&gt; &gt; and 6.01 did not.<br> &gt; &gt;<br> &gt; &gt; Bobby<br> &gt; &gt;<br> &gt; &gt;<br> &gt; &gt; On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 03:25:41 -0600, David Park &lt;<a href="mailto:djm...@comcast.net">djm...@comcast.net</a>&gt;<br>
&gt; &gt; wrote:<br> &gt; &gt;<br> &gt; &gt; &gt; My initial impression of Mathematica Version 6.0.2 is a disappointment.<br> &gt; &gt; &gt;<br> &gt; &gt; &gt; 1) There is still no easy access to the list of&nbsp;&nbsp;&#39;standard packages&#39;<br>
&gt; &gt; that<br> &gt; &gt; &gt; come with Mathematica. It quite difficult to find them. The &#39;Virtual<br> &gt; &gt; &gt; Book&#39;<br> &gt; &gt; &gt; that was posted on this group did have a list of these packages but the<br>
&gt; &gt; &gt; WRI<br> &gt; &gt; &gt; Virtual Book does not have them. (An indirect way to get links to<br> &gt; &gt; &gt; standard<br> &gt; &gt; &gt; packages is to search *Package in the Documentation Center. But this<br>
&gt; &gt; &gt; gives a<br> &gt; &gt; &gt; lot of other stuff also.)<br> &gt; &gt; &gt;<br> &gt; &gt; &gt; 2) The worse new feature is that the palettes that come with Mathematica<br> &gt; &gt; &gt; will no longer remember their position and condition. If they are not<br>
&gt; &gt; &gt; where<br> &gt; &gt; &gt; you like them then each time you start up Mathematica you will either<br> &gt; &gt; &gt; have<br> &gt; &gt; &gt; to live with it or adjust them anew. With 6.0 and 6.0.1 I was able to<br>
&gt; &gt; &gt; change<br> &gt; &gt; &gt; the preferences for the ColorScheme palette so it would remember its<br> &gt; &gt; &gt; condition. I can no longer do this and none of the other palettes<br> &gt; &gt; &gt; remember<br>
&gt; &gt; &gt; thier state either. (One improved feature is that the SpecialCharacters<br> &gt; &gt; &gt; palette will now directly paste instead of select and then paste.) If<br> &gt; &gt; you<br> &gt; &gt; &gt; like to control where the palettes are stay with 6.0.1,<br>
&gt; &gt; &gt;<br> &gt; &gt; &gt; 3) I was hoping that the Format/StyleSheet menu would put a check by the<br> &gt; &gt; &gt; current style sheet in use for a notebook but this still has not been<br> &gt; &gt; &gt; fixed.<br>
&gt; &gt; &gt;<br> &gt; &gt; &gt; And aside from this we still don&#39;t have the ability to write Version 6<br> &gt; &gt; &gt; style<br> &gt; &gt; &gt; documentation.<br> &gt; &gt; &gt;<br> &gt; &gt;<br> &gt; &gt;<br> &gt; &gt;<br>
&gt; &gt; --<br> &gt; &gt;<br> &gt; &gt; <a href="mailto:DrMaj...@bigfoot.com">DrMaj...@bigfoot.com</a><br> &gt; &gt;<br> &gt; &gt;<br> &gt;<br> &gt;<br> &gt; --<br> &gt; peter lindsay<br> &gt; Computing Officer<br> &gt; Mathematical Institute<br>
&gt; University of St Andrews<br> &gt; KY16 9SS<br> &gt; 01334463756<br> &gt;<br> &gt;<br> &gt;<br> <br> <br> <br>--<br> Richard Palmer<br> <br> Home 508 877-3862<br> Cell 508 982-7266<br> </blockquote></div><br><br clear="all">


<br>-- <br>peter lindsay<br>Computing Officer<br>Mathematical Institute<br>University of St Andrews<br>KY16 9SS<br>01334463756
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DrMajorBob

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> If you read the web page linked below

That requires knowing about the page, does it not?

Bobby

On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 17:40:09 -0600, John Fultz <jfu...@wolfram.com> wrote:

> If you read the web page linked below, you'll see that there was a very
> serious
> bug in MacOS X which had a significant impact on the Mathematica 64-bit
> kernel.
>
> The decision not to use the 64-bit kernel by default was a deliberate
> compromise
> on our part to maintain the highest standards for our software expected
> by our
> users in an environment with a very serious problem we could not work
> around.
> We did ship the 64-bit kernel so that, once an update was released by
> Apple,
> users could restore the 64-bit functionality manually.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> John Fultz
> jfu...@wolfram.com
> User Interface Group
> Wolfram Research, Inc.


>
>
> On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 06:19:20 -0500 (EST), DrMajorBob wrote:
>> Good to know, but a LITTLE late.
>>
>> The installer should have taken care of this automatically.
>>
>> Bobby
>>

>> On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 03:37:15 -0600, peter lindsay

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Murray Eisenberg

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Typically WRI rolls out new versions/updates, even to Premier
subscribers, over a period of some days. This is, I presume, to avoid
overload on their servers and, on average, make the update experience
less annoying for users.

Richard Palmer wrote:
> how do I get the update? I have a premium license and have received
> no notice of the release?
>

>> peter lindsay
>> Computing Officer
>> Mathematical Institute
>> University of St Andrews
>> KY16 9SS
>> 01334463756
>>
>>
>>
>
>

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David Bailey

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Richard Palmer wrote:
> how do I get the update? I have a premium license and have received
> no notice of the release?
>

>>
>>
>>
>
>
I suspect WRI stagger the announcements slightly so as not to overload
their servers, but if you don't get it soon, I would contact support.

David Bailey
http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk

David Bailey

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There is a subtle change in the way .csv files are imported at 6.02. It
created a temporary show stopper for one of my clients.

Put the following into a .csv file:

"hope"
1
2

At 6.01 (and earlier versions of Mathematica) the string was read in as
"hope". At 6.02 the quotes are included in the string - "\"hope\"".

I suspect this counts as a bug fix, since it is more consistent, but beware!

David Bailey
http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk

peter lindsay

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Bobby
you mean you didn't know ? I thought *everyone* knew. ;)

Peter

> >> On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 03:37:15 -0600, peter lindsay


>
> >> <plin...@mcs.st-and.ac.uk> wrote:
> >>
>
> >>> hi BobI thought
>
> >>> http://support.wolfram.com/mathematica
> >>> /systems/macintosh/osx/32bitratherthan64bit.html
> >>>
>
> >>> previously gave 64 bit on 6.01 on Mac ?
> >>>
>
> >>> Peter
> >>>
> >>> On 28/02/2008, DrMajorBob <drmaj...@bigfoot.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> On the PLUS side, 6.0.2 gives me a 64-bit install on my Intel Mac,
> >>>> where 6
> >>>> and 6.01 did not.
> >>>>
> >>>> Bobby
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 03:25:41 -0600, David Park <djm...@comcast.net>

> >>>> --
> >>>>
> >>>> DrMaj...@bigfoot.com

Šerých Jakub

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Mar 5, 2008, 3:49:51 AM3/5/08
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> My initial impression of Mathematica Version 6.0.2 is a
> disappointment.

My too :-((( I was awaiting new version with the big hope, that the problem
with paclets could be solved in it. But it is not!!!

I have heared, that this problem occures on Czech version of Windows XP only.
When somebody tries to download any paclet data, it says, that there is
problem with Internet connectivity. For example:

In[1]:= ChemicalData["Caffeine"]

ChemicalData::dlfail: Internet download of data for ChemicalData \ failed.
Use Help > Internet Connectivity... to test or reconfigure \ internet
connectivity. >>

Out[1]= $Failed

But internet connectivity on that machine is realy OK and also tests in
Help/Internet connectivity are OK. I can test it, and already have tested it
with and without proxy on our network and it is always the same.

Does anybody have the same problem on other language versions of Windows XP?
Does anybody know any workaround?

I know, that paclet data are not so essential for pure mathematics, but as we
are highschool and have bought universal license of M6, we have many more
applications for Mathematica which are realy dependent on paclets.

Thanks for any help

Jakub

AnttiPenttilä

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Mar 6, 2008, 3:05:10 AM3/6/08
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Hi,

None of the internet-based data services (AstronomicalData, ChemicalData
etc.) have never worked on my 64-bit XP (English). I have always assumed
that it's because of the 64-bit system, but I have not read any
information on the subject.

Antti

=8Aer=FDch Jakub wrote:
>> My initial impression of Mathematica Version 6.0.2 is a
>> disappointment.
>

> My too :-((( I was awaiting new version with the big hope, that the pro=


blem
> with paclets could be solved in it. But it is not!!!
>

> I have heared, that this problem occures on Czech version of Windows XP=


only.
> When somebody tries to download any paclet data, it says, that there is
> problem with Internet connectivity. For example:
>
> In[1]:= ChemicalData["Caffeine"]
>

> ChemicalData::dlfail: Internet download of data for ChemicalData \ fail=


ed.
> Use Help > Internet Connectivity... to test or reconfigure \ internet
> connectivity. >>
>
> Out[1]= $Failed
>
> But internet connectivity on that machine is realy OK and also tests in

> Help/Internet connectivity are OK. I can test it, and already have test=


ed it
> with and without proxy on our network and it is always the same.
>

> Does anybody have the same problem on other language versions of Window=


s XP?
> Does anybody know any workaround?
>

> I know, that paclet data are not so essential for pure mathematics, but=
as we
> are highschool and have bought universal license of M6, we have many mo=

peter lindsay

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Mar 6, 2008, 3:07:19 AM3/6/08
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for info:
running OS X 10.4.11 and Mathematica 6.02 on iMac 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Running MathematicaMark6 Benchmark obtained from "About Mathematica" pull
down menu->System Information->Benchmark with MathematicaMark. Benchmark
results are below:


--- System Information ---


Machine Name: blackbook

System: Mac OS X x86 (64-bit)

Date: March 5, 2008

Mathematica Version: 6.0.2

Benchmark Result: 1.53

--- MathematicaMark6 System Comparison ---


2p dual-core 3.0 GHz Intel Xeon 5160 2.84

Microsoft Windows (32-bit)


2p dual-core 2.66 GHz Intel Xeon 2.14

Apple Mac OS 10.4.8 (64-bit)


2p quad-core 1.6 GHz Intel Xeon 5310 1.88

CentOS Linux 4.4 (32-bit)


2p 1.4 GHz Itanium 2 1.78

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0 (64-bit)


blackbook 1.53

Mac OS X x86 (64-bit)


2p 2.4 GHz Opteron 250 1.24

Sun Solaris 10 (64-bit)


2p dual-core 2.5 GHz G5 1.22

Apple Mac OS 10.4.8 (32-bit)


2.4 GHz Pentium 4 1.00

Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit)


4p 1 GHz Power 4 0.53

IBM AIX 5.3 (64-bit)


2p 1.28 GHz UltraSPARC III 0.37

Sun Solaris SPARC (64-bit)


2p 552 MHz PA-8600 0.21

HP HP-UX 11.11 (64-bit)


(Faster systems give larger numbers)

--- MathematicaMark6 Detailed Timings ---


Total Test 1 Test 2 Test 3
Test 4 Test 5 Test 6 Test 7 Test 8 Test 9 Test 10 Test 11 Test 12
Test 13 Test 14 Test 15


2p dual-core 3.0 GHz Intel Xeon 5160

Microsoft Windows (32-bit) 30.4 2.08 0.67 1.09
2.70 4.03 0.50 0.89 3.17 2.00 2.16 2.41 2.08
1.50 2.59 2.52


2p dual-core 2.66 GHz Intel Xeon

Apple Mac OS 10.4.8 (64-bit) 40.3 1.75 0.44 1.85
3.38 11.70 0.30 0.52 3.62 2.07 2.39 2.41 1.56
1.71 3.66 2.91


2p quad-core 1.6 GHz Intel Xeon 5310

CentOS Linux 4.4 (32-bit) 45.8 2.01 1.20 0.93
4.42 8.32 0.88 1.54 5.12 1.61 3.14 3.91 2.73
3.37 3.49 3.12


2p 1.4 GHz Itanium 2

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0 (64-bit) 48.6 3.82 0.83 1.39
1.92 2.80 0.33 0.76 7.44 3.29 4.84 7.11 4.90
2.90 2.88 3.34


blackbook

Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) 56.4 2.61 0.59 2.56
4.06 15.00 0.40 0.70 4.67 4.95 2.95 3.26 2.24
2.04 5.51 4.91


2p 2.4 GHz Opteron 250

Sun Solaris 10 (64-bit) 69.3 3.92 0.60 3.68
5.79 15.30 0.41 0.90 7.62 4.32 3.31 4.27 3.52
5.68 4.53 5.45


2p dual-core 2.5 GHz G5

Apple Mac OS 10.4.8 (32-bit) 70.6 3.92 1.25 3.88
4.53 18.10 0.81 1.43 6.39 2.29 4.96 5.83 4.64
2.72 6.02 3.89


2.4 GHz Pentium 4

Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit) 86.2 5.05 1.23 3.00
8.84 7.50 0.92 1.63 9.17 8.78 5.39 6.17 5.67
4.51 9.42 8.90


4p 1 GHz Power 4

IBM AIX 5.3 (64-bit) 163.7 7.34 1.56 5.90
9.20 60.10 0.94 1.64 10.10 14.40 3.30 13.20 6.99
6.04 10.50 12.50


2p 1.28 GHz UltraSPARC III

Sun Solaris SPARC (64-bit) 235.2 12.00 1.97 9.66
12.70 45.30 1.13 2.43 26.30 32.30 7.40 19.70 11.90
5.91 18.90 27.50


2p 552 MHz PA-8600

HP HP-UX 11.11 (64-bit) 405.5 25.30 3.92 30.50
9.76 64.90 33.10 3.41 49.50 22.60 28.20 41.80 24.00
21.10 24.00 23.30


(Timings are CPU time in seconds)

On 05/03/2008, =8Aer=FDch Jakub <Ser...@panska.cz> wrote:
>
> > My initial impression of Mathematica Version 6.0.2 is a
> > disappointment.
>
>
> My too :-((( I was awaiting new version with the big hope, that the

> problem


> with paclets could be solved in it. But it is not!!!
>
> I have heared, that this problem occures on Czech version of Windows XP

> only.
> When somebody tries to download any paclet data, it says, that there is
> problem with Internet connectivity. For example:
>

> In[1]:- ChemicalData["Caffeine"]
>
> ChemicalData::dlfail: Internet download of data for ChemicalData \ failed.


> Use Help > Internet Connectivity... to test or reconfigure \ internet
> connectivity. >>
>

> Out[1]- $Failed


>
> But internet connectivity on that machine is realy OK and also tests in

> Help/Internet connectivity are OK. I can test it, and already have tested


> it
> with and without proxy on our network and it is always the same.
>

> Does anybody have the same problem on other language versions of Windows


> XP?
> Does anybody know any workaround?
>

> I know, that paclet data are not so essential for pure mathematics, but as
> we
> are highschool and have bought universal license of M6, we have many more


> applications for Mathematica which are realy dependent on paclets.
>
> Thanks for any help
>
>
> Jakub
>

--

Jose Luis Gomez

unread,
Mar 6, 2008, 3:08:13 AM3/6/08
to
I had a different language-related problem with another paclet (A Wolfram
Education Group course).
In my case that was fixed just by selecting in the Mathematica menu "Edit"
the option "Preferences", then the Tab "Interface" and select language
"English", then close the Preferences window, restart Mathematica, and my
problem was fixed.

I have no idea it if can help you, I hope it does.

Jose

-----Mensaje original-----
De: =A9er=FDch Jakub [mailto:Ser...@panska.cz]
Enviado el: Mi=E9rcoles, 05 de Marzo de 2008 02:42 a.m.
Para: math...@smc.vnet.net
Asunto: Version 6.0.2

> My initial impression of Mathematica Version 6.0.2 is a
> disappointment.

My too :-((( I was awaiting new version with the big hope, that the =


problem
with paclets could be solved in it. But it is not!!!

I have heared, that this problem occures on Czech version of Windows XP
only.
When somebody tries to download any paclet data, it says, that there is
problem with Internet connectivity. For example:

In[1]:= ChemicalData["Caffeine"]

ChemicalData::dlfail: Internet download of data for ChemicalData \ =


failed.
Use Help > Internet Connectivity... to test or reconfigure \ internet
connectivity. >>

Out[1]= $Failed

But internet connectivity on that machine is realy OK and also tests in

Help/Internet connectivity are OK. I can test it, and already have =


tested it
with and without proxy on our network and it is always the same.

Does anybody have the same problem on other language versions of Windows =


XP?
Does anybody know any workaround?

I know, that paclet data are not so essential for pure mathematics, but =
as
we
are highschool and have bought universal license of M6, we have many =

Šerých Jakub

unread,
Mar 7, 2008, 2:45:36 AM3/7/08
to
It doesn't help :-(. I had English there, so I tried to switch to Spanish,
restarted and selected English again and restarted and it is still not
working.

Thanks

Jakub

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jose Luis Gomez [mailto:jose.lu...@itesm.mx]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 11:40 PM
> To: =A9er=FDch Jakub; math...@smc.vnet.net
> Subject: RE: Version 6.0.2
>
> I had a different language-related problem with another
> paclet (A Wolfram Education Group course).
> In my case that was fixed just by selecting in the
> Mathematica menu "Edit"
> the option "Preferences", then the Tab "Interface" and select
> language "English", then close the Preferences window,
> restart Mathematica, and my problem was fixed.
>
> I have no idea it if can help you, I hope it does.
>
> Jose
>


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DrMajorBob

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Mar 7, 2008, 2:49:30 AM3/7/08
to
The chemical and astronomical data services seem to work just fine at my
machine, with 6.0.2 on an Intel iMac:

$Version

"6.0 for Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) (February 7, 2008)"

Bobby

On Thu, 06 Mar 2008 01:56:26 -0600, wrote:

> Hi,
>
> None of the internet-based data services (AstronomicalData, ChemicalData
> etc.) have never worked on my 64-bit XP (English). I have always assumed
> that it's because of the 64-bit system, but I have not read any
> information on the subject.
>
> Antti
>
> =8Aer=FDch Jakub wrote:

>>> My initial impression of Mathematica Version 6.0.2 is a
>>> disappointment.
>>

>> My too :-((( I was awaiting new version with the big hope, that the p=
ro=


> blem
>> with paclets could be solved in it. But it is not!!!
>>

>> I have heared, that this problem occures on Czech version of Windows =
XP=
> only.
>> When somebody tries to download any paclet data, it says, that there =


is
>> problem with Internet connectivity. For example:
>>
>> In[1]:= ChemicalData["Caffeine"]
>>

>> ChemicalData::dlfail: Internet download of data for ChemicalData \ fa=
il=
> ed.
>> Use Help > Internet Connectivity... to test or reconfigure \ internet=

>> connectivity. >>
>>
>> Out[1]= $Failed
>>

>> But internet connectivity on that machine is realy OK and also tests =
in
>> Help/Internet connectivity are OK. I can test it, and already have te=
st=


> ed it
>> with and without proxy on our network and it is always the same.
>>

>> Does anybody have the same problem on other language versions of Wind=
ow=


> s XP?
>> Does anybody know any workaround?
>>

>> I know, that paclet data are not so essential for pure mathematics, b=
ut=
> as we
>> are highschool and have bought universal license of M6, we have many =
mo=


> re
>> applications for Mathematica which are realy dependent on paclets.
>>
>> Thanks for any help
>>
>> Jakub
>
>

-- =

DrMaj...@longhorns.com

peter lindsay

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Mar 8, 2008, 5:41:26 AM3/8/08
to
ChemicalData["Caffeine"] works OK for me running 6.02 on 64-bit iMac.


Peter

On 07/03/2008, DrMajorBob <drmaj...@bigfoot.com> wrote:
>
> The chemical and astronomical data services seem to work just fine at my
> machine, with 6.0.2 on an Intel iMac:
>
> $Version
>
> "6.0 for Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) (February 7, 2008)"
>
> Bobby
>
>
> On Thu, 06 Mar 2008 01:56:26 -0600, wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > None of the internet-based data services (AstronomicalData, ChemicalData
> > etc.) have never worked on my 64-bit XP (English). I have always assumed
> > that it's because of the 64-bit system, but I have not read any
> > information on the subject.
> >
> > Antti
> >
> > =8Aer=FDch Jakub wrote:
>

> >>> My initial impression of Mathematica Version 6.0.2 is a
> >>> disappointment.
> >>
>

> >> My too :-((( I was awaiting new version with the big hope, that the p=
> ro=


>
> > blem
> >> with paclets could be solved in it. But it is not!!!
> >>

> >> I have heared, that this problem occures on Czech version of Windows =
> XP=
> > only.
> >> When somebody tries to download any paclet data, it says, that there =


> is
> >> problem with Internet connectivity. For example:
> >>
> >> In[1]:= ChemicalData["Caffeine"]
> >>
>

> >> ChemicalData::dlfail: Internet download of data for ChemicalData \ fa=
> il=
>
> > ed.
> >> Use Help > Internet Connectivity... to test or reconfigure \ internet=


>
> >> connectivity. >>
> >>
> >> Out[1]= $Failed
> >>

> >> But internet connectivity on that machine is realy OK and also tests =
> in
>
> >> Help/Internet connectivity are OK. I can test it, and already have te=
> st=


> > ed it
>
> >> with and without proxy on our network and it is always the same.
> >>
>

> >> Does anybody have the same problem on other language versions of Wind=
> ow=


> > s XP?
>
> >> Does anybody know any workaround?
> >>
>

> >> I know, that paclet data are not so essential for pure mathematics, b=
> ut=
> > as we
> >> are highschool and have bought universal license of M6, we have many =
> mo=


>
> > re
> >> applications for Mathematica which are realy dependent on paclets.
> >>
> >> Thanks for any help
> >>
> >> Jakub
> >
> >
>
>
>
>

> -- =
>
>
> DrMaj...@longhorns.com

Robert Pigeon

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Mar 10, 2008, 3:02:53 AM3/10/08
to
Check under Help -> Internet Connectivity if you have "Allow Mathematica to
access the Internet" checked. Then try the "Test Internet Connectivity".

Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: DrMajorBob [mailto:drmaj...@bigfoot.com]
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 2:33 AM
Subject: Re: Version 6.0.2

The chemical and astronomical data services seem to work just fine at my
machine, with 6.0.2 on an Intel iMac:

$Version

"6.0 for Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) (February 7, 2008)"

Bobby

On Thu, 06 Mar 2008 01:56:26 -0600, wrote:

> Hi,
>
> None of the internet-based data services (AstronomicalData, ChemicalData
> etc.) have never worked on my 64-bit XP (English). I have always assumed
> that it's because of the 64-bit system, but I have not read any
> information on the subject.
>
> Antti
>
> =8Aer=FDch Jakub wrote:

>>> My initial impression of Mathematica Version 6.0.2 is a
>>> disappointment.
>>

>> My too :-((( I was awaiting new version with the big hope, that the p=
ro=


> blem
>> with paclets could be solved in it. But it is not!!!
>>

>> I have heared, that this problem occures on Czech version of Windows =
XP=
> only.
>> When somebody tries to download any paclet data, it says, that there =


is
>> problem with Internet connectivity. For example:
>>
>> In[1]:= ChemicalData["Caffeine"]
>>

>> ChemicalData::dlfail: Internet download of data for ChemicalData \ fa=
il=
> ed.
>> Use Help > Internet Connectivity... to test or reconfigure \ internet=

>> connectivity. >>
>>
>> Out[1]= $Failed
>>

>> But internet connectivity on that machine is realy OK and also tests =
in
>> Help/Internet connectivity are OK. I can test it, and already have te=
st=


> ed it
>> with and without proxy on our network and it is always the same.
>>

>> Does anybody have the same problem on other language versions of Wind=
ow=


> s XP?
>> Does anybody know any workaround?
>>

>> I know, that paclet data are not so essential for pure mathematics, b=
ut=
> as we
>> are highschool and have bought universal license of M6, we have many =
mo=


> re
>> applications for Mathematica which are realy dependent on paclets.
>>
>> Thanks for any help
>>
>> Jakub
>
>

-- =

DrMaj...@longhorns.com


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