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One Glaring Problem Makes it Lose a Star,
This review is from: Wolfram Mathematica 8 Home Edition Linux (DVD-ROM)
Mathematica 8 is hands down the most powerful math software I've seen, and it's fantastic that they've found a price that a home user can afford. However, my main interest in math and science right now is tensor math, and here Mathematica has let someone else have the ball. Before purchasing Mathematica, do be aware that it has no tensor math built in beyond a few list functions and matrix multiplication and the like. Basically, you can do tensor math, as long as you write the whole package yourself or purchase the outdated commercial one for nearly twice the price you paid for Mathematica. Too bad. When will the day come when tensor math will be included in Mathematica?