Wolfram Research has announced that its popular technical computing software Mathematica is coming to Mac OS X. The company said that Mathematica for Mac OS X will be released commercially in July, and customers who buy Mathematica now will be able to upgrade to the OS X version for free. A preview Mac OS X beta version is coming to Wolfram’s Premier Service customers early next month, too.
Wolfram cofounder Theodore Gray said that his company has been running Mathematica for Mac OS X internally for more than two years.
“Mathematica 4.1 running on Mac OS X has the makings of a remarkable environment for scientific computing. It is a no-compromise combination of speed, stability, capability, and ease,” said Gray.
Wolfram said that Mac OS X’s Mach kernel underpinnings and UNIX foundation enable Mathematica for Mac OS X to operate much faster, more efficiently and more effectively than previous Mac versions of Mathematica.
Mathematica is widely used by engineers, scientists, researchers and students to perform a wide range of technical computing tasks. Mathematica provides an integrated environment for numeric and symbolic calculation; visualization; and programming.