## Mathematica (Home Edition!)

I haven't actually bought this yet, but will soon. It's a full version of Mathematica, with just some license restrictions. Very cool.

I'm not a heavy Mathematica user, so haven't been able to justify purchasing it since moving to Lowell in 2006. (In grad school I had a student copy, which was affordable. As a post-doc, Caltech provided me with a license that cost me nothing, though it did have the habit of expiring when I was on an airplane and without internet access to update it, but that's a whole other story.) But, I do have just enough use for Mathematica that I'm excited to see there's now an affordable way to get it.

http://www.wolfram.com/products/mathematicahomeedition/

If my brain had enough space to remember how to use Mathematica in the long periods between when I use it, then having affordable access would be great. But, I didn't install Mathematica on my latest computer and haven't been missing it, so this post moves to the Obsolete category...