Hi, I need a reference...
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- Subject: [mg16140] Hi, I need a reference...
- From: "Daniel Sanders" <dman777 at worldnet.att.net>
- Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 03:23:08 -0500
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Hi everyone, My favorite book on Mathematica programming is one by Gaylord et. al., but I find myself bogged down in the chapter that introduces patterns and pattern-matching, sequence patterns, and predicates. The explanation of the aforementioned is fine, but there are not enough skill building exercises on these topics. The problem is that I am more used to procedural programming (Pascal), and I do not want to emulate that style with Mathematica. I readily see the advantages of Mathematica programming, but seeing into it as deeply as I need to will take a problem set with a reasonable gradient. It is in search of such sets that I ask you help. That is, a book, or articles, or collections of info that illuminate Mathematica's unique advantages. I have a particular interest just now in list building, and decision making without setting up if-then sequences. Those of you who know of such information, I would appreciate the references as I am eager to get beyond this particular sand trap so to speak. I haven't found what I'm looking for in either Gray's book, or Maeder's fine as they are in their way. Skill builders is what I am looking for. Thanks, Dan