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I don't have access to Workbench 2, but I tried a trial version of Mathematica 9. On reading about the features of Workbench 2, I found that it also supports code completion. I am looking forward to buying it for student V8 I bought.

My first question is: are they different or the same?

My second question is: does Workbench 2 support graphics visualization and programming?

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what are different or the same? the workbench and the frontend? very different. or their command completion? also very different. as for it supporting graphics visualization and programming: basically think of the workbench as a text editor. so, yes you can program anything to do with graphics, but you need to run it in mathematica to see them. –  acl Mar 18 '13 at 11:05
    
in version 9..it pops up the list of similar named functions and on tab gives signature...and it looks like they are in workbench too...question is the difference? –  Rorschach Mar 18 '13 at 11:16
    
in the WB you do get completion of the name, but not of the signature. just think of the WB as a very primitive text editor (if you're used to emacs, for instance), with useful project organization features. It also has profiling and debugging (profiling can be done in mathematica too, though) –  acl Mar 18 '13 at 11:20
    
@acl: would u recommend if I shall buy workbench or version 9? I don't have any big programs/projects to make and I just want to be writing and specially debugging something. –  Rorschach Mar 18 '13 at 11:26
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hard to say. it's probably not as useful for smaller projects (not that it's useless). isn't there a trial for a month so you can make up your mind? (also to try out the debugging, it may not be as useful as you expect from other languages) –  acl Mar 18 '13 at 11:30

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