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A little bit of Mathematica history

Nasser M. Abbasi

June 17, 2020   Compiled on June 17, 2020 at 11:53pm

Summary of Mathematica release dates




version release data Approximate time from previous release






1 June 1988 N/A



2 Jan 1991 2.5 years



3 sept 1996 5.8 years



4 may 1999 2.8 years



5 June 2003 3 years



6 May 2007 4 years



7 Nov 2008 1.3 years



8 Nov 2010 2 years



9 Nov 2012 2 years



10 July 2014 1.8 years



11 August 2016 2.1 years



12 April 2019 2.75 years



Detailed table of Mathematica versions and release dates

Dates are written in month/day/year format .









version

Release date

Binary size (bytes)

size of Mathematica book by Wolfram

lines of code

Number of Functions (approximate, see plot in ref (3) in System context only )

Functions in System

Mathematica symbols (from Length[Names[”System‘*”]])









1.0

6/23/1988

150,000 in C (kernel) + 50,000 in C (front end)

600









1.1

1989









1.2

8/1/1989









2.0

1/15/1991

350,000

883









2.1

6/15/1992









2.2.1

4/21/1993

4.4 MB (on 4 floppies)

961 2ed

841 in kernel

kernel_ functions_ V22.txt









2.2.3

?









3.0

9/3/1996

1403

600,000

1200

http:// reference. wolfram. com/legacy/ v3/ index105. html









3.0.1

7/29/1997









4.0

5/19/1999

1496

800,000

1300









4.0.1

9/1999









4.0.2

8/2000









4.1

11/2/2000

49,224,870

850,000

1861 listing









4.2

11/1/2002









5.0

6/12/2003

89,337,856

1488

1.5 millions

1500

1920 listing









5.0.1

1/2004









5.1

11/25/2004

112,734,208

1984 listing









5.1.1

3/2005









5.2

6/20/2005

159,301,632

1984 listing









6.0

5/1/2007

476,127,232

2.5 millions

2100

2958 listing









6.0.1

7/5/2007

468,983,808

2.5 millions









6.0.2

3/2008









6.0.3

6/2008









7.0

11/18/2008

478,662,656

2550

  1. HTML
  2. PDF
  3. notebook
  4. mathematica7functions.txt
  5. packagesFunctions.txt

3429 listing









7.0.1

3/5/2009









8.0

11/15/2010

1,315,961,636 (1.3 GB, on Linux)
811 MB (Windows .EXE)

2467

functions and symbols listing

  1. HTML
  2. PDF
  3. process.nb
  4. getUsageMessages.nb

4141 HTML PDF









8.0.1

2/23/2011

832.51 MB for windows .EXE (872,945,544 bytes)

2468

functions and symbols listing

  1. HTML
  2. PDF
  3. process.nb
  4. getUsageMessages.nb

4129

HTML PDF









8.0.4

10/26/2011

916 MB for windows .EXE (960,254,792 bytes)









9

11/28/2012

windows : 1.2 GB(1,210,695,064 bytes)

mac: 1.2 GB (1,273,266,681 bytes)

Linux: 1.8 GB (1,781,256,995 bytes)

HTML

92 different contexts

7,919 total symbols

4,153 total functions









9.0.1

1/31/2013









10

Wed. July 9, 2014

2 GB (windows) (1,998,657,776 bytes)

HTML

9068 total symbols









10.0.1

Sept 17, 2014

for Microsoft Windows (64-bit) 2 GB (windows) (2,034,844,000 bytes)









10.0.2

December 10, 2014

for Microsoft Windows (64-bit) 2 GB (windows) (2,020,305,024 bytes)









10.1

March 30, 2015

for Microsoft Windows (64-bit) 2.1 GB (windows) (2,131,110,462 bytes)
2.8 GB (Linux) (2,865,437,463 bytes)









10.2

July 14, 2015

for Microsoft Windows 2.2 GB (windows) (2,336,726,505 bytes)









10.3

October 15, 2015

2.2 GB (windows) 2,398,816,027 bytes









10.3.1

December, 2015

2.2 GB (windows) 2,398,225,619 bytes









10.4

March 3, 2016

2.4 GB (windows)









10.4.1

April 12, 2016 (time stamp of .exe)

2.38 GB (2,557,472,768 bytes) (windows)









11

August 8, 2016

Zip file size (64-bit) 2.9 GB (windows) (3,082,143,354 bytes)









11.0.1

Sept. 28, 2016









11.1

March 16, 2017

Summary Of New Features

Zip file size (64-bit) 3 GB (windows) (3,267,335,904 bytes)









11.1.1

April 25, 2017

Zip file size (64-bit) windows 3,328,349,226 bytes









11.2

September 14, 2017

new features in 11.2

Wolfram blog on 11.2

Wolfram twitch TV review of 11.2

Zip file size (64-bit) windows 3,565,970,199 bytes









11.3

March 8, 2018

new features in 11.3

Wolfram blog on 11.3









12

April 16, 2019

Wolfram blog

What is new in 12

List of new functions

Zip file size (64-bit) windows 3,686,626,865 bytes

278 new functions









12.1

March 18, 2020

What is new in 12.1

Wolfram blog

Zip file size (64-bit) windows 4,534,832,311 bytes

182 new functions









12.1.1

June 9, 2020

Zip file size (64-bit)

windows 4,566,123,387 bytes









Reference