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A little bit of Mathematica history

by Nasser M. Abbasi

July 14, 2013

This page in PDF format. My Mathematica related bookmarks

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



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









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