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Re: Mathematica References for Efficient Programming?

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  • Subject: [mg19148] Re: Mathematica References for Efficient Programming?
  • From: buttgereit at (Peter Buttgereit)
  • Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 23:58:49 -0400
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  • References: <7obce9$>
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In article <7obce9$3t3 at>, lhdill at says...
> 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.

Check out the books by Maeder -- they are excellent.
Also: Press et al.: Numerical Recipes in C (or Fortran or Pascal...), 
Cambridge University Press.

> 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
> 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.

Yeah -- this would be really interesting. They customers I know 
(biomedical science) always want Excel (believe it or not).

> lhdill


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