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Question asked by VRFuser on Dec 10, 2002
Hi Scott & Nicole! Welcome back!

I think you've got a very good idea there. I was real surprised to see
MATLAB "lite" packaged with VEE for "no extra cost" when version 6 first
came out. It was one of those "extras" that made upgrading from VEE 5
worthwhile. I did not have that much exposure to MATLAB before then and this
gave me a great "sneak preview" into some of its capabilities and strengths.
Personally, I would not want to order VEE without MATLAB now that I am used
to falling back on it when VEE does not have the function or chart I need,
*BUT*, given the option I'm sure some companies would jump at the chance to
order, at least some of their VEE development seats, without MATLAB in order
to cut overall development costs.

Would there have to be different RunTime versions of VEE too? Now that I
think of it, (duhhh) I guess the RunTime version of VEE would not have to
change. If it doesn't see MATLAB, it wont execute it. (OK, it's almost my
bed time!)

I think with a lower cost "entry level" version of VEE you might be able to
penetrate into some markets that you were just too expensive for before. I'm
all for that! The further and wider VEE gets spread, the better it is for
everyone involved. I've used VEE for many years and frankly, I'm surprised
it's still not very well known in the programming community.

On the lighter side, I can just hear the Agilent VEE engineering team now...
"WHAT?? We just spent LONG days and many nights incorporating MATLAB into
VEE and got many rave reviews on it. NOW YOU WANT US TO TAKE IT *OUT*???"
;-)

Cheers,
Mike Groves

-----Original Message-----
From: BAYES,SCOTT (A-Loveland,ex1) [mailto:scott_bayes@agilent.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 4:29 PM
To: VEE vrf
Subject: [vrf] Some questions we'd like to ask you


Hi vrf-ers. It's Scott and Nicole again. We want to learn a bit about your
preferences for MATLAB with VEE.

We're thinking of repackaging VEE to make MATLAB an option, so that when you
buy the next release of VEE (let's call it VEE.next) you only have to pay
for MATLAB if you want it.

Users who don't want MATLAB would get a price break on VEE.next. Those who
do use it would be able to get it included with VEE.next at about the same
price as today, by purchasing the option. And if you want to use the full
MATLAB product with VEE, you would buy VEE.next without MATLAB and connect
your full MATLAB in just as you do today.

We'd like to ask you a couple of questions:

- are you currently using MATLAB with VEE?

- do you think that repackaging VEE as we describe above is a good idea?

We haven't made a decision yet on whether or not to make MATLAB an option.
Your input is important in this decision.

VEE.next - though we'd love to tell you more about VEE.next plans, we cannot
do so right now.


So if you'd like to make your opinion heard, please post your answers to the
vrf, or send them directly to Scott if you prefer privacy.

Best Regards,


Nicole Dierksheide
Scott Bayes
VEE Support


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