Ideas and items of interest for users, fans, and partners of Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, and Scientific Notebook.

This newsletter covers the following topics:

Introducing New People

MacKichan Software prides itself on being a small company with great products, top-notch customer service, and the best development resources around. Thanks to you, product sales continue to be strong and we have added new employees Paul Travis and Keith Kendrick.

Introducing New Products

MuPAD Pro 2.0 (The Open Computer Algebra System)

We are proud to announce that MacKichan Software has become a worldwide distributor of MuPAD Pro. For almost a year, we have been providing the MuPAD 2.0 "kernel" as one of the two available algebra engines in Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Notebook. Now you can take advantage of the capabilities in the full MuPAD Pro 2.0 software package — write programs, use a symbolic debugger, create new data types, and more.

Special Introductory Offer

Because MuPAD Pro 2.0 is a great complement to Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Notebook, we'll be offering a discount for buying them "bundled". To reward existing MacKichan customers who are current on Version 3.5, we offer an extra-special introductory promotion. Through
MAY 31, provide your serial number and you'll receive 25% off your MuPAD Pro 2.0 purchase.

Duxbury Releases New Braille Translator Includes Scientific Notebook Compatibility

Duxbury Systems leads the world in software for braille with its Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT). Fully compatible with Scientific Notebook, the two products used together provide a complete solution for creating and publishing mathematical documents in braille.

Japanese Version of Scientific Word Now Available

Lightstone International, the MacKichan distributor in Japan, is now shipping a Japanese version of Scientific WorkPlace 3.5 and Scientific Word 3.5. It is fully localized (programs and manuals) and uses a Japanese version of LaTeX, called pLaTeX, to typeset documents.


MacKichan Teams up with Origin

Origin is an easy-to-use scientific graphing and data analysis software program that complements Scientific WorkPlace very well. Origin plots can be inserted into Scientific WorkPlace using a variety of graphics formats, and mathematical expressions in Scientific WorkPlace can be copied as graphics and used as labels on Origin plots.

Upcoming Conferences

Here are the conferences at which we'll be exhibiting in the next 4 months. If you're planning to attend any of these, please be sure to drop by our booth and say "hi".

More conference information is available on our Web site.

Technical Support Section

Patch Update for Versions 3.5 and 3.51

A patch update is available on our Web site for Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, and Scientific Notebook versions 3.5 (Build 1960 and 1966) and 3.51 (Build 1988). To find out which version you have, open the program and go to Help/About.

Visit our technical support page for access to on-line articles, message forums and mailing lists, and instructions on how to contact the technical support department.

In Closing

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