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A new front end for Mathematica
Posted:
Aug 21, 1996 2:09 AM


Leibniz 1.0, a graphical, point and click interface for Mathematica is now available for download. This program is an easytouse text and equation editor and alternative front end for the Mathematica kernel. Using Liebniz, you can enter text and equations in a whatyouseeiswhatyouget style, and then perform calculations on the expressions you have entered by dragging symbols from one part of an expression to another or by simply selecting an expression and hitting enter.
Leibniz takes advantage of Mathematica's extensive pattern matching capa bilities to make educated guesses as to what operations you would like to perform. The result is a system which is extremely simple to use and very powerful at the same time.
Leibniz was developed specifically for the needs of teachers and students in lowerlevel college math courses. The software is ideal for use in calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra courses. Because Leibniz is so simple and easy to use, students can start using it in minutes to perform sophisticated calculations. Leibniz can also be used as a standalone text and equation editor: Leibniz documents can be exported in LaTeX form for highquality page layout.
Leibniz is shareware for Macintosh computers. You can download the fully functional shareware version for regular or Power Macintosh computers from the Leibniz web site:
 Joe Gregg greggj@lawrence.edu Lawrence University 4148326736 Appleton, Wisconsin



