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steve de costa
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Scientific Workplace V5.5 discounts for students

Postby steve de costa » Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:32 am

This might be an unusual request but I still thought its worth asking. I am looking for a good deal on Scientific Work Place V 5.5. I already have the V 3.5. I wanted to buy the new version but the cheapest it gets (even for students ) is $260 (compared to $30 for WinEdt).
Does anyone know of any means/channels through which, it can be bought cheaply? (and yes, I want a legitimate copy).


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Postby steve de costa » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:52 pm

Anyone got any ideas about this ???

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Postby venable » Wed May 12, 2010 3:43 am

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Postby frabjous » Wed May 12, 2010 4:11 am

The free tools for LaTeX are amazing in their range, versatility and power. Don't waste your money. You might start with LyX and work your way towards direct source editing with any of several free tools.

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Postby sitex » Wed May 12, 2010 8:05 pm

I have used Scientific WorkPlace since, I believe, version 2; I now use version 5.5. I also know LaTeX well enough to get around. Scientific WorkPlace is an excellent, simple-to-use front end to LaTeX and I highly recommend it. SWP produces complicated error free code with minimal effort and time. I use the integrated computer algebra system extensively. Online support for MacKichan products is excellent. The upgrade price is reasonable. If you wish to view examples of things I have generated essentially using Scientific WorkPlace please navigate to and click on the Samples link. You may also find the items on the Training link informative.


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