Wolfram Research has released webMathematica 2.0, the latest version of the Web server software for adding live calculations to Web sites.
It lets you create Web sites that allow users to compute and visualize results directly from a Web browser. webMathematica is based on the Java Servlet technology and is compatible with Mathematica and other dynamic Web systems.
Mathematica is widely used by engineers, scientists, researchers and students to perform a wide range of technical computing tasks. It provides an integrated environment for numeric and symbolic calculation; visualization; and programming.
webMathematica now includes Mathematica 4.2, the latest version, which supports such technologies as XML, SVG, and MathML capabilities, all integral to Web operations. In addition to the added functionality of the Mathematica 4.2 computation engine, the technology behind webMathematica 2.0 uses a new HTML templating mechanism based on JavaServer Pages (JSP) custom tags. This mechanism is fully compatible with the mechanism used in version 1.0. It also allows the use of other JSP custom tag libraries and facilitates the integration of webMathematica into other server applications.
webMathematica 2.0 is available for Mac OS X. Users may be eligible for one of two license configurations: webMathematica Professional, intended for development and deployment of sophisticated intranet and Internet sites; and webMathematica Amateur, for uses who just want to showcase their work over the Web. webMathematica Professional is priced from under US$5,000 per year; academic, site, and other discounts are available. webMathematica Amateur is free to subscribers of Wolfram Research’s Premier Service program. International prices are available from the authorized resellers listed online.