by Tushar Chande, Ph.D.
Wolfram Research, Inc.
100 Trade Center Drive
Champaign, IL 61820-7237
Product: Interactive calculation tool and programming language.
System requirements and prices:
IBM-compatible computer MS-DOS 3.0 or later on a 80386 or higher processor: 8 megabytes of RAM
recommended plus 16 megabytes hard-disk space, $595; optional 80287/387 numeric coprocessor
for enhanced version, $895.
IBM-compatible computer Windows 3.0 or later or a 80386 or higher processor: 8 megabytes of
RAM recommended plus 16 megabytes hard-disk space; 80287/ 387 numeric coprocessor for
enhanced version, $995.
Apple Macintosh: 8 megabytes recommended, $595; optional numeric coprocessor for enhanced
Other compatible platforms include: Convex, DG, DEC, HP Apollo, IBM, MIPS, NEC, NeXT, Silicon
Graphics, Sony, Sun Microsystems.
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