Date: Jan 11, 2013 10:23 PM
Author: Murray Eisenberg
Subject: Re: Modern Differential Geometry for Mathematica 9
How about the following?
(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
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 <email@example.com> 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
> The tool is available on DigiArea website and Wolfram Research
> 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
> allows you to see the same results/formulas on the screen and in your
> - Visualization of n-dimensional objects - the tool provides useful
Visualize function to visualize n-dimensional differential geometry
> You can explore more about the visualization here:
> - 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:
> - Atlas palette - Mathematica palette that allows you to manipulate,
visualize and calculate entities for any of the objects from the
> - Atlas Wizard - Mathematica wizard that solves differential geometry
problems on the fly even if you have a little knowledge in the topic.
> The tool works with Mathematica 8 and Mathematica 9.
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