Wolfram Research has announced A New Kind of Science Explorer, the software companion to Mathematica developer Stephen Wolfram's book, A New Kind of Science.

The software lets readers re-create Wolfram's discoveries on their own Macs, supporting over 450 experiments. The title has received critical acclaim, and become one of the best-selling science books on Amazon's various English language Web sites.

Wolfram said: "There are going to be a lot of discoveries made with this software by a tremendous range of people. I’m pleased at how easy it will now be for all sorts of people to share the excitement I've had in exploring the computational world."

The software has been developed as an aid to comprehending the theories in Wolfram's book. It integrates technology from Mathematica. The book costs £75.