(1) Identifying the exact version number of Atlas 2 to which you refer -- in your message and on the DigiArea web site?
With my licensed copy of Atlas 2, in the Documentation Center page guide/InstalledAddOns, I see that I am running Atlas version 2.3.0. And the "Update" button in the "Manage" section for that item on the page is not highlighted, so _presumably_ I have the current version.
(2) Providing an easy way to tell within Atlas what the version is.
In fact, it should be a "law" for any commercial or free add-on: within the context of the add-on, include a variable that returns the version number. E.g.:
I tried some poking around in the Atlas add-on files themselves, but in Atlas.m I see:
(* :Package Version: 2.0 *)
(* :Copyright: Copyright 2011, DigiArea, Inc. *)
(* :Mathematica Version: 8.0 *)
So how am I supposed to tell easily what version is really there?
Add-on providers, especially commercial ones, should be subject to 10 lashes from a wet spaghetti if they fail to include such a function.
On Jan 10, 2013, at 9:42 PM, Sandra <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The Atlas project team is pleased to announce the release of the Mathematica 9 version of the Atlas 2 for Mathematica package. > > Atlas 2 for Mathematica is the add-on for doing modern differential geometry calculations. > > The tool is available on DigiArea website and Wolfram Research website. > http://www.wolfram.com/products/applications/atlas2/ > http://digi-area.com/Mathematica/atlas/ > > Some of the main features: > - Calculations are coordinate free - calculations are performed in terms of tensors, vectors and p-forms, but not their components! > > - Standard differential geometry notations - the tool uses standard differential geometry notations for exterior derivative, tensor product etc. which > > allows you to see the same results/formulas on the screen and in your textbooks. > > - Visualization of n-dimensional objects - the tool provides useful Visualize function to visualize n-dimensional differential geometry objects. > You can explore more about the visualization here: > http://digi-area.com/Mathematica/atlas/index.php#AtlasVisualization > > - Differential Geometry Library - the tool provides access to Differential Geometry Library directly from Mathematica. The library has over 550 objects for > > differential geometry and its applications. There are hundreds of Exact Solutions of Einstein's Field Equations. Atlas Palette (see below) calculates any of > > the objects/Exact Solutions just in seconds. > You can explore Differential Geometry Library here: > http://digi-area.com/DifferentialGeometryLibrary/ > > - Atlas palette - Mathematica palette that allows you to manipulate, visualize and calculate entities for any of the objects from the library. > http://digi-area.com/Mathematica/atlas/index.php#AtlasPalette > > - Atlas Wizard - Mathematica wizard that solves differential geometry problems on the fly even if you have a little knowledge in the topic. > http://digi-area.com/Mathematica/atlas/index.php#AtlasWizard > > The tool works with Mathematica 8 and Mathematica 9.
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