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When MathCad Prime 6?

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Re: When MathCad Prime 6?

It's capitalism, the retardation process is inevitable. You can only manage it so it's more or less painful. Do you remember Derive?

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For those interested in the source of the claim I made: here it is.

 

https://community.ptc.com/t5/PTC-Mathcad/Why-do-PTC-continue-with-MathCad-Prime/m-p/573860/highlight...

 

Raiko

Re: When MathCad Prime 6?


@Konrad_A wrote:

Do you remember Derive?


I still use it from time to time ;-)

So small, so fast, so powerful!

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@Werner_E wrote:

@Konrad_A wrote:

Do you remember Derive?


I still use it from time to time ;-)

So small, so fast, so powerful!


Exactly! I used it on my Toshiba T1000, no HD, from a 720kB diskette! But do you remember the story, how it ended? It got acquired by a rich and reputable corpo. Everyone hoped that it would mean a great future for the development of the software. Just don't be naive again, when what you are seeing is exactly the same story, just happening now...

Re: When MathCad Prime 6?

At least there still was kind of considerable advancement/development even after the Software was bought by TI. But similar to Mathcad the goal sure was not further develop and market a PC software but rather to use the software or a variety of it in their pocket calculators (TI-92, TI-Voyage, TI-Inspire). I am not sure how much of the PC software has found its way in the firmware of those calculators but development of the PC software as a stand alone product stopped with version 6.03 (I think).

 

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You know what's sad?  I hate Word with the fury of a thousand hells, and I'm about ready to agree with you!

 

ETA:  that was in response to Fred K. back a couple of pages when he said Micro$oft should buy Mathcad and integrate it into <cough gag choke> "Word", a program that purports to be a word processor.

Proud user of Mathcad since MS-DOS days.

Re: When MathCad Prime 6?

Hello,
does anyone have any news regards the next mathcad?
The product calendar is stationary at August '18 with Prime 5.

 

mathcad calendar.jpg


Any news? Any rumors? Any something...?

Re: When MathCad Prime 6?

Why are you curious? Are you really still interested in Prime and do you honestly expect any serious improvements in newer versions?
In my opinion PTC has impressively demonstrated in the past 10+ years what they are capable of (or not capable of) doing. As a recent example just look at the chart component which was introduced in P5 as an answer to the various complaints about Primes hillbilly  plotting skills.

I am pretty sure that they will try to milk the cow to the last drop and so there will be a Prime 6. Maybe we get a third party 3D plot component (similar "professionally" integrated in Prime like the chart component), or maybe we get dilettantically implemented scripted components, ... who knows? I don't think that they will implement animations, though - sorry Val!

 

Re: When MathCad Prime 6?

I'm afraid the news is rather depressing.  The next update (early fall probably) should include spell check, custom margins, zoom tools for charts and some tweaks to the calculation engine.  pull-down menus are delayed a year.