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Hardware and Software Prerequisites

To read the CD-ROM, a CD drive with any necessary operating system extensions is required. The CD-ROM is formatted in dual mode, HFS/ISO 9660, and can be read on most computers.

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Collection of Visualizations

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Macintosh / Windows

All graphics and animations can be read or printed without any additional software on a Macintosh (System 7) or under Windows (Version 3.0 or later), using the enclosed program MathReader. At least 4MB of RAM are required.

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NeXT

No notebook reader is included on the CD-ROM; therefore, *Mathematica* is required even to read or print the notebooks. All files have been compressed into a single archive (see Installation Instructions).

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Unix/X11

No notebook reader is included on the CD-ROM. Such versions of MathReader may be available on MathSource (see Installation Instructions). Otherwise, a version of *Mathematica* with the notebook front end is required even to read or print the notebooks. For computers supporting X11, *Mathematica* Version 2.2 provides such a front end. It can be ordered from your *Mathematica* dealer, if necessary.
You can open the notebooks of the Windows version with any notebook reader. However, we recommend you use the proper version for Unix. All files have been compressed into a single archive (see installation instructions).

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Programs for Your Own Examples

*Mathematica* Version 2.0 and enough memory (at least 5MB) for its use are required to run the programs of Illustrated Mathematics. No CD drive is necessary to run the programs.
The programs are machine-independent.

All the examples were computed with *Mathematica* Version 2.2 on Macintosh, NeXT, Windows, or Sun/SPARC systems.

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Macintosh / Windows / NeXT

*Mathematica* allows you to read the notebooks. Programs are easiest to use by modifying an example in one of the notebooks from either the Collection or Manual directories/folders.

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Other Computers

The programs can be used with *Mathematica* on any computer. To read the notebooks, however, you need the notebook front end. Such a front end is available for the X11 window system starting with Version 2.2 of *Mathematica*.
Using the front end you can modify an example in one of the notebooks of Illustrated Mathematics from either the Collection or Manual directories.

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Color Monitor

A color monitor is recommended, but not required.
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