# Math on the Internet

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New ways to public documents containing mathematics on the World Wide Web have emerged and changes in math software have resulted. Huge amounts of technical literature are published by some engineering and scientific organizations and they are moving toward electronic publishing. Some text if formatted in HTML with math linked as image files. Some major math software packages have made changes that will make that easier, but it is well to remember that earliest adopters deal with quality control problems. The new packages include MathSoft's Mathcad v. 8, Waterloo Maple's Maple v. 5.1, Macsyma's Macsyma and Wolfram Research's Mathematica. Likely in the future major math programs will export documents in MathML. Another approach is publishing an image of a printed document, usually in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Extending HTML to be able to format equation is another method.

Publication Name: IEEE Spectrum

Subject: Engineering and manufacturing industries

ISSN: 0018-9235

Year: 1999

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# Math scratchpad

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In its eighth version, Mathcad from MathSoft is a heavyweight among mathematics software packages. It has an extensive list of features, although it was once a small program for informal calculations, and now is adding more. It is good as a complementary package for such software as Mathematica and other large math packages. It has been designed for ease in making informal calculations and has less flexibility than some other applications.

Publication Name: IEEE Spectrum

Subject: Engineering and manufacturing industries

ISSN: 0018-9235

Year: 1999

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# Mightier math: three popular programs get their yearly updates

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Three updates of popular mathematical programs are described: Wolfram Research's Mathematica 4.2; Waterloo Maple's Maple 8.0; and MathWorks' Matlab 13.0. Some enhancements will be regarded by some users as invaluabvle, but many who own earlier versions might not notice large differences and therefore might not need to replace what they already have.

Publication Name: IEEE Spectrum

Subject: Engineering and manufacturing industries

ISSN: 0018-9235

Year: 2003

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