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MathSoft Ships S-PLUS 5 On All Major UNIX Platforms.

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 1999--

MathSoft, Inc. (Nasdaq:MATH), provider of the broadest line of technical calculation and analytical software for business and academia, announced today S-PLUS 5 is now available on Sun Solaris, Linux, HP-UX, IBM-AIX, SGI-Irix, and DEC Alpha.

S-PLUS 5 allows companies across a variety of industries to leverage the powerful, multi-tasking environment of the UNIX platform for high-end statistical data analysis. With the newest generation of the S language at its core, S-PLUS 5 provides users with richer tools for analyzing their data. New statistical methods include bootstrap and jackknife, new robust regression and covariance estimation, and enhanced reliability analysis. S-PLUS 5 also features enhanced calendar time series methods for financial analysis and is year 2000 compliant.

"I evaluated S-PLUS 5 on Linux and was impressed by the performance, language enhancements, and graphics quality," says Thomas Gryzbowski, Senior Clinical Information Specialist at Purdue Pharma L.P. "Ultimately we will use S-PLUS 5 on DEC Alpha where I expect it to really fly."

S-PLUS 5 is based on the latest release of the powerful S programming language, developed by Dr. John Chambers of Lucent Technologies. The S System was designed for data visualization and interactive statistical computing and was recently recognized with the prestigious Software Systems Award given by the Association for Computing Machinery. Other hallmark technologies recognized with this award include UNIX, TCP/IP, Tcl/Tk, INGRES, and Mosaic. MathSoft is the exclusive commercial licensee of the S System, which is incorporated into MathSoft's S-PLUS product line.

"By offering S-PLUS 5 on all major UNIX platforms, we are leading the data analysis industry in platform support," says Rick Bohdanowicz, senior vice president and general manager of MathSoft's data analysis product division. "S-PLUS 5 offers customers the most powerful product for statistical analysis and visualization on their OS of choice."

About MathSoft

Founded in 1984, MathSoft is the provider of the broadest line of technical calculation and analytical software for business and academia. With MathSoft's products, users can deploy technical calculations and exploratory data analyses across their entire organizations. The company has more than one million users of its Mathcad(R), StudyWorks(TM), S-PLUS, StatServer(R) and Axum(R) software worldwide. Users include technical professionals worldwide at more than 90% of the Fortune 1,000 companies and over 500 government installations, and students and faculty at over 2,000 colleges and universities.

S-PLUS product information can be obtained via MathSoft's Web site located at http://www.mathsoft.com, by phone at 800/569-0123, by fax at 206/283-8691 or via mail at 1700 Westlake Avenue North, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98109. MathSoft's corporate headquarters can be reached by phone at 800/628-4223, by fax at 617/577-8829 or via mail at 101 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142.

Axum, Mathcad, S-PLUS and StatServer are registered trademarks and the MathSoft logo, S+SDK and StudyWorks are trademarks of MathSoft, Inc. Other product and service names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.
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