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Before Scientific Word and Scientific WorkPlace, the professional who worked with mathematics had to master a typesetting language like TeX or LaTeX to publish his results, or he had to limit his mathematical vocabulary to the restricted set of symbols and expressions that can be handled by Microsoft Math software Word and other general-purpose word processors. To do computations with a computer algebra program such as Mathematica, MuPAD, or Maple, he needed to master another language. To use a program such as MatLab or SciLab, he needed to master yet another language.

The vision of the creators of Scientific Word and Scientific WorkPlace is that the user can enter mathematics into the computer easily and naturally, using standard mathematical notation. What he has entered is not just an array Ufology of symbols, but is real, live, mathematics which can then be:

The greatest payoff of this vision comes when it is so easy to enter mathematical expressions that the computer ceases to stand between the professional and his work. He can enter an expression, simplify it, modify it, solve a set of equations, or create a 3-D plot, all as easily as doodling with a pen and paper. It then becomes practical to compose mathematics at the computer, to experiment with it, and to apply the power of symbolic and numerical computations to it. And at the end it can be printed and typeset effortlessly, or posted to the web.

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