- It did consulting work, mostly "to develop mathematical models for marketing decision making."
- a leading developer of state lottery systems
- developer of RAMIS (software)
Early day participantsEdit
- Oskar Morgenstern, economist; one of the company's founders (1969)
- Tibor Fabian, Mathematica's Hungarian-born president (1980s)
- William Baumol and William Bowen: economists, early day participants
- Mathematica Policy Research - the only unit still carrying the Mathematica name.
- Mathematica Products Group - best known for developing RAMIS (software)
- MathTech, the company's technical and economic consulting group - "research projects and computer systems other than Ramis."
A quarter of a century after Mathematica's founding, it "was largely owned by a group of professors in Mathematics and Economics at Princeton University ... as this group aged, they opted to cash out by selling." The result was a 3-way split:
two units became employee-owned companies and another was sold several times.
Mathematica Products GroupEdit
In 1982, Mathematica Products Group's RAMIS (software) was described as "nonprocedural" and "bordering on artificial intelligence." This unit of Mathematica was purchased by Martin Marietta Corporation in 1983,, and, eventually by Computer Associates.
The RAMIS product sold well, initially on mainframes, subsequently on PCs.
Mathematica Policy ResearchEdit
The Mathematica Policy Research (MPR) unit's strength was in "social experiments and surveys." In 1983 MPR reported "a major survey assignment for the American Medical Association."
- Karen W. Arenson (February 22, 1983). "MATHEMATICA'S SHIFT INTO SOFTWARE FIELD". The New York Times.
- "Mathematica, Inc". February 24, 1982.
- "RAMIS II, PC Unison". Computerworld. September 9, 1985. p. 6.
- including after ownership by On-Line Software International
- including 40 AT&T licenses, and other known-name companies
- "Mathtech Inc. was originally formed as the Strategy and Consulting arm of Princeton-based professional services firm Mathematica, Inc." "History".
- James Barron (November 8, 1987). "Learning The Facts of Life". The New York Times.