
A. New Palettes in 1.2
Continuous palette 
 
revised + added skewNormal distribution (Azzalini) 
Discrete palette 
 
new distributions: Waring and ZIP 
Kernels palette [new] 
 
provides easy pointandclick access to all the standard kernels, including the Biweight, Cosinus, Epanechnikov, Gaussian, Triangular, Triweight and Uniform kernels 
And, of course, one can still always specify any arbitrary pdf manually 
Palettes in mS 1.2

B. New Functions in 1.2
Core code base 
 
20% larger 
DiscreteRNG 
 
now supports symbolic domains of support such as: {to, be, or, not, to, be} 

 
faster code + better parameter support in List Form 
NPKDE 
 
this new function derives nonparametric kernel density estimates at a point (exact) [ Show me ] 
NPKDEPlot 
 
far more efficient 

 
can now plot a FAMILY OF CURVES [ Show me ]

OrderStat 
 
can now find order statistics for DISCRETE random variables
[ Show me ]

OrderStatDomain 
 
now supports DISCRETE random variables

PlotDensity 
 
extensively rewritten; neater, more elegant plots; improved support for graphics Options 
RawToCentral 
 
now supports MULTIVARIATE conversions 

 
completes the suite of moment to moment conversion functions 
Integration 
 
new results; improved code 

C. Speed Improvements
Nonparametric kernel density estimation 
 
new optimised code base 40 times faster for larger data sets (n>1000) 
Pseudorandom number generation 
 
4 times faster for certain classes of List Form pseudorandom number generation 

D. Help System  improvements
Expanded HELP entries, more detailed, with many more "Further Examples" 
Usage messages 
 
now supports Mathematica's Click for More Detail user interface. For example: 


E. Licensing changes

New MachineID license 

This new license class is designed for the following situation: 

(i) 
your department has a Mathematica Network License for, say, 100 copies of Mathematica... 

(ii) 
one of these 100 copies of Mathematica is physically installed on your own computer... 

(iii) 
and you want to run mathStatica only on your own computer (not on all the machines) 

The new mathStatica MachineID license enables an individual or department to purchase a single copy of mathStatica for a specific machine, even though the department has a shared Mathematica Network License for all the machines in the department. The MachineID license is ideally suited to situations where only 1 individual in the department wants to use mathStatica. If more than 1 person wants to use mathStatica , it may be cheaper to purchase a special mathStatica Network License that will enable everyone in the department to use mathStatica . 

F. Other improvements
User syntax 
 
mathStatica now checks your input more thoroughly to ensure that your syntax is valid 
Plus ... hundreds of small 'bug' fixes + enhancements 

