Mathematica References for Efficient Programming?
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- Subject: [mg19103] Mathematica References for Efficient Programming?
- From: lhdill at aol.com (LHDill)
- Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 01:35:19 -0400
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I'm a Ph.D. chemical engineer who would like to both program efficiently in Mathematica as well as write efficient programs for scientific and engineering applications. I am completely self-taught when it comes to programming, and could benefit from books that describe general programming principles concerning, e.g., error control and debugging, as well as books specifically about Mathematica. I have the book "Mathematica for Scientists and Engineers" by Bahder, which is good but a little dated now since it was written for version 2.2. At Amazon.com I read a review by a person with a M.S. in Computer Science who highly recommended Gray's book "Mastering Mathematica: Programming Methods and Applications". Do the folks in this discussion group have high recommendations for references that would be useful for me? BTW, I would like to be good enough to start a little consulting business using Mathematica. Are there any consultants out there who would be willing to share how they got started and where in industry they find the greatest needs. lhdill