I called TechAlliance last month and they informed that there was a missprintQuote:>>I am in need of a mathematics program for the Mac. One of the requirements is

>>the ability to generate curves from equations by automatically changing the

>>variables. I know about _Mathematica_, but I am looking for something cheaper.

>>We do not want to buy an $800 program for each member of the group.

>> ^^^^

> Prices in Summer 1989 catalogue from TechAlliance:

> MacPlus+SE version: US$ 307.60

> Mac II version: US$ 494.00

>Not bad for what you get. You can also try Igor and Kalaedograph for

>defining and plotting equations, but Mathematica gives one the most

>flexibility and, dare I say it, fun?

in their Summer catalogue. Two days ago I received the Autumn 1989 issue of

MacTech Quarterly. On page 141 the prices are listed as follows:

Mac Plus, SE US $433.15

Mac II, IIx, IIcx, SE 030 US $695.65

Your best bet is to find a university that offers an educational discount, and

have a friend that attends that particular university purchase Mathematica for

you.

Babak Mahbod

"If no one seems to understand

Start your own revolution, cut out the middleman"

- Billy Bragg