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A little bit of Mathematica history

Nasser M. Abbasi

July 15, 2014

Summary of Mathematica release dates




version release data time from last release



1 June 1988 N/A



2 Jan 1991 2.5 years



3 sept 1996 5.8 years



4 may 1999 2.8 years



5 June 2003 3 years



6 May 2007 4 years



7 Nov 2008 1.3 years



8 Nov 2010 2 years



9 Nov 2012 2 years



10 July 2014 1.8 years



Detailed table of Mathematica versions and release dates

Dates are written in month/day/year format .









version

Release date

Binary size (bytes)

size of Mathematica book by Wolfram

lines of code

Number of Functions1

Functions in System

Mathematica symbols2









1.0

6/23/1988

150,000 in C (kernel) + 50,000 in C (front end)

600









1.1

1989









1.2

8/1/1989









2.0

1/15/1991

350,000

883









2.1

6/15/1992









2.2.1

4/21/1993

4.4 MB (on 4 floppies)

961 2ed

841 in kernel

kernel_ functions_ V22.txt









2.2.3

?









3.0

9/3/1996

1403

600,000

1200

http:// reference. wolfram. com/legacy/ v3/ index105. html









3.0.1

7/29/1997









4.0

5/19/1999

1496

800,000

1300









4.0.1

9/1999









4.0.2

8/2000









4.1

11/2/2000

49,224,870

850,000

1861 listing









4.2

11/1/2002









5.0

6/12/2003

89,337,856

1488

1.5 millions

1500

1920 listing









5.0.1

1/2004









5.1

11/25/2004

112,734,208

1984 listing









5.1.1

3/2005









5.2

6/20/2005

159,301,632

1984 listing









6.0

5/1/2007

476,127,232

2.5 millions

2100

2958 listing









6.0.1

7/5/2007

468,983,808

2.5 millions









6.0.2

3/2008









6.0.3

6/2008









7.0

11/18/2008

478,662,656

2550

1.
HTML
2.
PDF
3.
notebook
4.
mathematica7functions.txt
5.
packagesFunctions.txt

3429 listing









7.0.1

3/5/2009









8.0

11/15/2010

1,315,961,636 (1.3 GB, on Linux)
811 MB (Windows .EXE)

2467

functions and symbols listing

1.
HTML
2.
PDF
3.
process.nb
4.
getUsageMessages.nb

4141 HTML PDF









8.0.1

2/23/2011

832.51 MB for windows .EXE (872,945,544 bytes)

2468

functions and symbols listing

1.
HTML
2.
PDF
3.
process.nb
4.
getUsageMessages.nb

4129

HTML PDF









8.0.4

10/26/2011

916 MB for windows .EXE (960,254,792 bytes)









9

11/28/2012

windows : 1.2 GB(1,210,695,064 bytes)

mac: 1.2 GB (1,273,266,681 bytes)

Linux: 1.8 GB (1,781,256,995 bytes)

HTML

92 different contexts

7,919 total symbols

4,153 total functions









9.0.1

1/31/2013









10

Wed. July 9, 2014

10.0 for Microsoft Windows (64-bit) (June 29, 2014)

2 GB (windows) (1,998,657,776 bytes)

HTML

9068 total symbols









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