Scientific WorkPlace 6®
Scientific WorkPlace Version 6 makes writing, sharing and typesetting mathematical and scientific text easier than you ever imagined. This is an easy-to-use word processor that integrates mathematics and text in the same environment. The embedded MuPAD 5® computer algebra engine in Scientific WorkPlace 6 allows the user to perform computations on the screen, and to print them out correctly formatted.
With Version 6 you have a choice of operating systems: Windows® or OS X®. With its entirely new Mozilla-based architecture, Version 6 provides more flexibility; you can save or export your documents in multiple formats according to your publication and portability needs.
Scientific WorkPlace 6 continues to be a front-end for the
When you typeset,
WorkPlace 6 has an updated program window with streamlined
layouts for the toolbars and symbol panels. Most tools work the same
way they did in earlier versions. A mouse-activated tooltip gives the
name of each toolbar button and panel symbols. With
you can display your document with or without XML tags,
as XHTML source code, or PDF
and all files related to them (embedded files, plot files, etc.) are
automatically bundled together. In Scientific WorkPlace
you only need a single file bearing the extension
You can seamlessly import
XML and XHTML files, Version 6
represents your mathematics as M
Version 6 you may
Also new is the ability to check your spelling in realtime. With the inline spell checking from MySpell, you can catch any misspellings. MySpell, which is open-source, includes dictionaries in over 40 languages. Misspelled words have a wavy red underline.
WorkPlace 6 speeds document formatting with a new visual
interface for page layouts. Common tasks, such as a section head and
footnote formatting are simpler. This new WYSIWYG interface translates
Scientific WorkPlace 6 gives you improved and scalable
Scientific WorkPlace 6 supports any left-to-right or right-to-left language that is supported by your operating system.
The manual, Creating Documents with Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Word Version 6, by Clint Hicks, is a guide to the substantial changes in this new version. Written as an introduction for new users, as well as giving existing users information about the important changes to the functionality of our programs, this manual is available as a download, but can also be purchased in paperback.
Scientific WorkPlace 6 Adds the Power of MuPAD 5
Scientific WorkPlace 6 uses MuPAD 5 as the embedded computer algebra system. In this integrated working environment, you can enter mathematics and perform computations without having to think or work in a programming language.
Scientific WorkPlace 6 uses natural mathematical notation, so you don't have to master complex syntax to be able to evaluate, simplify, solve, or plot mathematical expressions. Full computer algebra capabilities are available. You can compute symbolically or numerically, integrate, differentiate, and solve algebraic and differential equations. With menu commands you can compute with over 150 units of physical measure.
With Scientific WorkPlace 6 you can create two- and
three-dimensional plots in many styles and coordinate systems, and
enhance the plots with background color, grid lines, and plot labels in
specified locations and orientations. Although there are substantial
The manual, Doing Mathematics with Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Notebook Version 6 by Darel W. Hardy and Carol L. Walker, describes the use of the underlying computer algebra system for doing mathematical calculations. In particular, it explains how to use the built-in computer algebra system to do a wide range of mathematics without dealing directly with MuPAD syntax. This manual is available as a download, but can also be purchased in paperback.
While you are doing the work of creating content, you do not need to be distracted by formatting tasks. Scientific WorkPlace 6 does that work for you. With so many available output options, each with a different purpose and appearance, taking the time-consuming approach of trying to make the document on the screen look as much as possible like the printed document is simply not necessary.
Because the document window does not correspond directly to the size of online or printed pages, the program does not display page divisions or fixed line lengths on the screen; lines are broken to fit the size of the window. When you preview the document, you will see the page divisions correctly. Our programs use styles and tags for formatting documents, which can be printed directly or saved as XHTML files for use on your website.
Version 6 provides direct access to the Internet from within the program. The online Help system provides fast information when you need it. Free, competent technical help is available from MacKichan Software, Inc. by email, phone, or fax.