coordinating a survey
on behalf of The MathWorks. What’s at issue is whether The MathWorks should support Mac OS X with its MATLAB software.
The MathWorks’ MATLAB is billed as “the language of technical computing,” and countless scientists, researchers, laboratory technicians and others depend on it to enable them to perform advanced mathematical calculation, visualization and data analysis with their computers. The core technology is used in a variety of different products made by The MathWorks each suited to different specialized tasks or generalized capabilities.
It’s been quite some time since the software was updated for the Macintosh platform. In fact, The MathWorks shows the current Mac version as 5.2, while 6.1 is commonly available for other platforms. Since 5.2 was released Apple has migrated the platform to much faster processors and system configurations and has released Mac OS X as well — seemingly an ideal platform for the powerful MATLAB environment.
UniMac’s survey asks for contact information — your name, address and corporate or academic affiliation, along with your phone number and the number of MATLAB licenses you suspect you would need. The information will not be handed over to third parties, UniMac assured — just to The MathWorks themselves.