updated 10:05 pm EDT, Mon June 24, 2002
Wolfram Research's Mathematica v4.2 brings new features and connectivity to the powerful calculation utility for Mac OS X. With new XML capabilities users can import, manipulate, and export information -- including Mathematica expressions and notebooks -- in XML. Key changes in version 4.2 include: program optimization, a Java Runtime Engine, a slideshow environment for presentations and statistics enhancements. Mathematica is priced at $1800 for commercial use and $900 for academic purposes.