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March 1, 1993

From: Interview by Paul Wellin, Mathematica in Education

What is the breakdown of educational vs. research users of Mathematica?

That’s a bit of a difficult question to answer. Because when you have a class that uses Mathematica, how do you count the individual students that are going through there? I think that about 40% of the number of copies of Mathematica that are out there are in the educational sector. About 23% of the revenue that comes in from sales of Mathematica comes from the educational sector.

When I say educational sector, I mean colleges, high schools and universities, which includes much research usage of Mathematica. It’s hard to be able to come up with exact figures.

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