I would be interested to know if I could find the list of bugs in V7 which were fixed in V8.
On Nov 16, 9:06 pm, Wolfram Research <newsd...@wolfram.com> wrote: > Wolfram Research Introduces Unique Concept of Linguistically > Controlled Computing > > New Mathematica 8 Integrates Wolfram|Alpha - One of More Than 500 > New Features > > November 15, 2010--Wolfram Research today announced the release > of Mathematica 8, the latest version of its flagship computation, > development, and deployment platform that introduces the > breakthrough concept of linguistically controlled computing. > Integrating technology of Wolfram|Alpha, the Mathematica-powered > computational knowledge engine, makes it possible to enter math > or data calculations in plain English and get immediate answers > or start an extensive analysis. > > "Traditionally, getting computers to perform tasks requires > speaking their language or using point-and-click interfaces. One > requires learning syntax, the other limits scope of accessible > functions," said Stephen Wolfram, CEO and Founder of Wolfram > Research. "Free-form linguistics understands human language and > translates it into syntax-a breakthrough in usability. > Mathematica 8 is the start of this initiative, but already it is > making a real difference to user productivity." > > Free-form input is a new entry point into the Mathematica > idea-to-deployment workflow, but Mathematica 8 adds a major new > endpoint too: generation of C code and standalone executables. > Using Mathematica, organizations no longer have to rely on > separate tools for prototyping and deployment, but can complete > the entire workflow with one integrated tool. > > "It's amazing that you can start with free-form linguistic input, > model or prototype, and end up with a high-performance standalone > program or library...all within Mathematica 8's comprehensive > workflow," said Tom Wickham-Jones, Director of Kernel Technology > at Wolfram Research. > > Even with these major enhancements at either end of the workflow, > the most significant additions in Mathematica 8 are the more than > 500 new functions in many new and extended application areas, > including: > > * Probability and statistics: largest collection of statistical > distributions and automatic high-level solvers including > parameter estimation > * Software development: built-in GPU support, automatic code > generation and linking, multicore parallelism, and standalone > code deployment > * Engineering: integrated control systems and wavelet analysis > * Graphs and networks: extensive built-in support for the new > science of networks > * Finance: built-in option pricing solvers, financial indicators, > and charts > * Image processing: enhanced image analysis capabilities, such as > feature detection > > "In all of these domains, you will find dramatic depth of > coverage," stated Roger Germundsson, Director of Research & > Development at Wolfram Research. "The functions are designed to > work together seamlessly across different domains which allows > combining them in new and innovative ways." > > "Rather than build individual spikes of functionality provided by > traditional specialist tools, Mathematica's concept is based on > building up the complete mountain range," said Conrad Wolfram, > Director of Strategic Development at Wolfram Research. "It's this > broad functionality across a wide area that enabled us to build > state-of-the-art application areas such as statistics and > probability so quickly for Mathematica 8." > > Availability > > Mathematica 8 is available immediately for Windows XP/Vista/7, > Mac OS X, Linux x86, and compatible systems. More product details > are available on the Mathematica website:http://www.wolfram.com/mathemati= ca > > NOTE: Mathematica users with Premier Service will receive an > email in the next few days with instructions on how to download > their free upgrades.