New release of computation platform

Wolfram Research today announced the release of Mathematica 8, the latest version of its computation, development, and deployment platform that introduces the concept of linguistically-controlled computing. The platform makes it possible to enter math or data calculations in plain English and get immediate answers or start an extensive analysis.

Additions include:

* Statistics
* Software development: built-in GPU programming support, high performance C code generation, SymbolicC support, and expanded parallel processing
* Engineering/R&D: integrated control systems and wavelets functions
* Finance: built-in option pricing solvers, financial indicators, and charts
* Image processing: enhanced image analysis capabilities, such as feature detection

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