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Mathematica discounted at the moment
03-23-2020, 11:41 PM
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Mathematica discounted at the moment
Wolfram are discounting the individual/home edition of Mathematica by 31.415% from Pi day until April.

https://store.wolfram.com/view/app/mathe...=PIDAY2020

The same promo code works for the Student Edition as well.
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03-24-2020, 03:51 PM
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Quote:This time-limited edition expires 1 year after purchase.
Ummm, nah.

Who decides?
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03-24-2020, 05:01 PM (This post was last modified: 03-24-2020 05:02 PM by Maximilian Hohmann.)
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Hello!

(03-24-2020 03:51 PM)mfleming Wrote:  
Quote:This time-limited edition expires 1 year after purchase.
Ummm, nah.

Same here. For the price of the annual subscription on could buy a Raspberry Pi, a screen, a keyboard and a mouse to go with it, and enjoy free Mathematica for as long as it lasts. And still have enough money left to go out eating with the family, once the restaurants will be open again...

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03-25-2020, 07:27 PM
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I tend to use the Wolfram Alpha website and Android app.
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03-26-2020, 12:35 AM
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I suspect Mathematica on a desktop/laptop is considerably more capable than Mathematica on the Pi, which is why the latter is free.

That said, I don't disagree, and I have the latter, but am not paying that for the former for just a year Smile

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03-26-2020, 01:16 AM
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I agree with you, but my main objection is the trend away from a retail model towards a subscription model in the consumer space. The subscription model is common in industry, but the annual cost can be written off. I want to buy a product, I don't want to pay a monthly or annual fee for the right to use it! Sellers still have the old model of annual updates with useless new bells and whistles to generate repeat sales Smile

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03-26-2020, 04:43 PM (This post was last modified: 03-26-2020 04:44 PM by John Keith.)
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(03-26-2020 12:35 AM)cdmackay Wrote:  I suspect Mathematica on a desktop/laptop is considerably more capable than Mathematica on the Pi, which is why the latter is free.

It's faster if you have a late model laptop but the Raspberry Pi version is the full version with no missing functionality other than certain UI features on Mac and Windows PC's.

On a Raspberry Pi Model 4 with 4GB RAM, it is more than adequate for most uses.
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03-26-2020, 09:45 PM
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(03-26-2020 01:16 AM)mfleming Wrote:  I want to buy a product, I don't want to pay a monthly or annual fee for the right to use it!

Absolutely! That's why I use a Chromebook and my wife's Win7 PC is still running MS Word from about 2000 I think. I recently loaded Chrome browser on her PC since several sites she uses no longer accept IE.
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03-26-2020, 10:59 PM
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(03-26-2020 01:16 AM)mfleming Wrote:  I want to buy a product, I don't want to pay a monthly or annual fee for the right to use it!

You can buy Mathematica. I think the subscription option is for people who want to make sure they always have the very latest version.
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03-27-2020, 12:09 AM
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(03-26-2020 04:43 PM)John Keith Wrote:  
(03-26-2020 12:35 AM)cdmackay Wrote:  I suspect Mathematica on a desktop/laptop is considerably more capable than Mathematica on the Pi, which is why the latter is free.

It's faster if you have a late model laptop but the Raspberry Pi version is the full version with no missing functionality other than certain UI features on Mac and Windows PC's.

On a Raspberry Pi Model 4 with 4GB RAM, it is more than adequate for most uses.

thanks John!

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03-28-2020, 07:35 PM
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(03-26-2020 10:59 PM)Thomas Okken Wrote:  
(03-26-2020 01:16 AM)mfleming Wrote:  I want to buy a product, I don't want to pay a monthly or annual fee for the right to use it!

You can buy Mathematica. I think the subscription option is for people who want to make sure they always have the very latest version.

I worry that the subscription model means that you can never rely on having any version (if there is a bank or company or Internet or power outage - depending on how often the subscription is checked).

The purchase model ensures you always have the last version you bought whatever might happen.

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