news // 2010.11.17 08:51:16 [hh]
Visualisieren, Programmieren, Experimentieren: Wolfram bringt "Mathematica 8"
Der US-amerikanische Softwarehersteller Wolfram Research hat Version 8 seines legendären Programmier- und Visualisiersystems "Mathematica" vorgestellt. Zu den Neuerungen zählen natürlichsprachige Eingaben ("free-form linguistic inputs"), "Wolfram Alpha"-Anbindung, "MathematicaScript"-Shell-Scripte, C-Cross-Compilation von Mathematica Code, sowie CUDA- und OpenCL-Unterstützung. Es gibt übrigens auch eine wesentlich kostengünstigere nicht-kommerzielle "Home Edition"-Vollversion für 350 statt über 3000 Euro.
Als "Top 8 Neuerungen" beschreibt der Hersteller:
Weitere Informationen: www.wolfram.com/ mathematica
- "Enter your queries in plain English using new free-form linguistic input. When you start with Mathematica 8, you don't have to use complicated syntax. Just type your commands in simple English, and Mathematica 8 will give you the right result and the language you need to continue working with that result.
- Access more than 10 trillion sets of curated, up-to-date, and ready-to-use data. Whatever area you're working in, Mathematica 8 provides more built-in data than ever. Wolfram|Alpha, the world's first computational knowledge engine, is completely integrated within Mathematica 8. Pull more than 10 trillion (and continually increasing) pieces of data directly from Wolfram|Alpha into your work, and immediately use them for further analysis.
- Import all your data using a wider array of import/export formats. Bring all of your own data into your workflow with an even wider range of import/export formats, including elevation, satellite, seismology, microarray, graph, and even the latest Microsoft Excel file format.
- Use the broadest statistics and data visualization capabilities on the market. Mathematica 8 offers more statistical distributions than any other system, including specialized coverage of finance, medicine, and engineering. It also adds data distributions and other statistics capabilities. To assist you in a wide array of data analysis, you can use many new statistical and financial charts that take full advantage of Mathematica 8's automation and flexibility to make your results clearer.
- Choose from a full suite of engineering tools, such as wavelets and control systems. Mathematica 8 offers new built-in wavelets and control systems. These, combined with Mathematica's fast linear algebra and numerical analysis features, make Mathematica 8 an engineer's dream tool.
- Use more powerful image processing and analysis capabilities. Mathematica 8 improves performance and expands coverage of image processing and analysis, adding many new algorithms in areas like filtering, segmentation, shape analysis, and feature detection.
- Create interactive tools for rapid exploration of your ideas.Present charts of results, show interactive models, or prototype your next project in an astonishing range of interactive applications with just a few lines of input using Mathematica 8's Manipulate command. You don't have to learn any complicated new concepts or programming ideas to use it.
- Develop faster and more powerful applications. Get results faster with new support for CUDA and OpenCL GPU computation. You can also compile directly to C with our new code generation tools."