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Scientific Computing World, February 05, 2013
It probably needs no explanation, these days, but ‘X6’ means that this is the 16th release of EndNote, a program which I’ve been reviewing since release 4. It seemed, back then, that there wasn’t very much development scope for a tool designed to do one thing: handle bibliographic information. Nothing ...
Scientific Computing World, December 14, 2012
After an initial lockstep phase in which MapleSim upgrades were closely tied to those for Maple, release 6 was held back and appeared shortly after Maple 16. It may be that this marks the point when the simulation package asserts its independent existence as an application in its own right, ...
Scientific Computing World, May 29, 2012
My favourite change in statistics is perhaps a small one: handling of data matrices has been harmonised across the package [Maple]. As icing on that particular cake, rule-based subsetting by variable (that is, matrix column) value is now a real joy to use.
Felix Grant, Scientific Computing World
Having gone all out, over several releases, to develop a graphically ‘pencil and paper’ face for its CAS, Maple now has a polished smart worksheet interface which no longer changes in obvious ways between versions. Developments are now made behind the scenes, allowing an existing user to pick up the ...
http://www.ripperologist.biz/, March 17, 2011
EndNote was launched twenty-two years ago and has evolved over the years into the industry standard and the best product of its kind around.
Ripperologist page 113
Scientific Computing World online, August 31, 2010
With the recently released 14th version, EndNote continues its highly successful trick of evolving as an information manager without compromising its core rôle as a bibliographic reference handler. There is new material in several areas, major additions have been made from a functional viewpoint, and a signpost erected to future ...
Scienitific Computing World online, June 16, 2010
Upgrades to Maplesoft's flagship computer algebra package Maple and high profile simulation sibling MapleSim have now firmly established an annual pattern of linked release, with versions 14 and 4 respectively having recently appeared. Since MapleSim draws its power from Maple, it therefore makes sense to make a shift from past ...
Scientific Computing World, April 12, 2010
Since we last reviewed it, two and a half years ago, the world's most widely used graphical equation editor [Mathtype 6.6] has seen several updates and incremental service releases. From the full digit version 6 at that time, we are now (as I write this) at the recently released 6.6a.
PC Plus, March 10, 2010
Digital? Pah. Find out how to use simulators of classic analogue computers to solve differential equations with 1960s style.
Server Management, July 15, 2009
Maple has good tools for data mining and modelling, and is also strong on simulations, with a collection of built-in algorithms that can be used for analysis and visualisation.
Scientific Computing World, June 24, 2009
EndNote goes from strength to strength, its development over recent releases consistent, restrained, and impressive. In this release, attention has once again focussed on increasing sophistication of the information management aspects concentrated in the left hand pane. In my own mind I categorise the changes in this release as organisational, ...
Scientific Computing World, June 04, 2009
Computer algebra systems are widely applied to the modelling of engineering (and many other) systems. In fact, most of the Maple worksheets which come my way are real-world models of one kind or another. A realistic physical model, however, takes a lot of work and a lot of attention to ...
Scientific Computing World, June 01, 2009
Things are moving fast at MapleSoft, these days. Since review of release 11, two years ago, there have been two major upgrades to Maple accompanied by versions 1 and 2 of the new MapleSim (of which more separately, although Maple power underpins them).
Scientific Computing World online, February 17, 2009
Knovel's technical reference information service, available since September through Adept Scientific, is an online catalogued library system aimed at engineers and applied scientists.
There are several ways in which a data analysis package can win the hearts of statisticians. One, of course, is to provide tools that aid the particular field in which the user is interested; another is to contain and manage information in a flexible database manner rather than forcing it ...
Research Information, December 01, 2008
Mhari Duncan believes that the new EndNote X2 from Thomson Reuters has many advantages over previous versions
Scientific Computing World, September 10, 2008
With X2 (version 12), Endnote continues the process (followed, in previous reviews here, from release X) of carefully managed transition from bibliographic database manager to wider research information tool.
In this release, search facilities that have been developing separately for quite a while are brought together under one convenient foreground interface. ...
Scientifc Computing World, May 21, 2008
This release of Maple continues the process, evident for several generations now, of developing intuitive usability as well as power. The ride has settled down somewhat, after the initial fireworks, but is no less impressive for that.
The graphical document user interface continues to flower and enrich, blending productive tricks with ...
Scientific Computing World, March 26, 2008
SAINT goes back a long way, in modern computing terms. Developed more than a quarter century ago for USAF human factors study, it was FORTRAN based and ran on mainframes. Micro SAINT, designed to run on the IBM personal computers of the 1980s, marked a major step forward in flexibility ...
Scientific Computing World, November 27, 2007
When a product is the most widely used in its market segment, and has developed every aspect of its original brief, where does it go next? The usual answer is that it should, in one of several ways, expand the brief: but exactly how that is done can be problematic. ...
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