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Re: Books

  • To: mathgroup at christensen.cybernetics.net
  • Subject: [mg1006] Re: Books
  • From: rubin at msu.edu (Paul A. Rubin)
  • Date: Mon, 8 May 1995 05:28:29 -0400
  • Organization: Michigan State University

In article <3o6s96$pjb at news0.cybernetics.net>,
   twp1 at acpub.duke.edu (Travis Pouarz) wrote:
->
->I'm looking for is a good book from which to learn
->how to take full advantage of Mathematica and that will be a good
->reference later.  I'm searching for so much in one book and would prefer
->to purchase only one book because they tend to be expensive.  I would 
like
->to know your experiences/preferences.  I've been eyeing the book from
->Wolfram itself; is this a good choice?
->
->Thanks.
->
->Travis Pouarz, The Wellington of Duke          __  __  __
->twp1 at acpub.duke.edu                              __  __
->
It's certainly definitive, and I for one could not use Mma without it.  At 
the same time, it's a bit challenging to learn the nuances of programming 
Mma (packages, contexts, etc.) from it.  I bought Maeder's _Programming in 
Mathematica_ as a supplement and thought I got my money's worth from it.

Paul

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