Mathematica 9 offers a bigger bucket of formulas

Stephen Wolfram continues his quest to computerize mind-bogglingly complex calculations

By , IDG News Service |  Big Data

Mathematica has added the ability to calculate with units of measurement to its namesake software. Users can now add kilometers and miles together, or compare pounds to kilograms. The software supports units of measurement from a wide variety of sciences, including physics, chemistry, astronomy and engineering.

For the home edition, Mathematica 9 starts at US$295 for a one-time license, or $149 per year. The standard edition starts at $2,495, or $995 per year.

Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Joab on Twitter at @Joab_Jackson. Joab's e-mail address is Joab_Jackson@idg.com

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