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Re: Step by step answer ?

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  • Subject: [mg51589] Re: Step by step answer ?
  • From: Steve Gray <stevebg at adelphia.net>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 00:23:24 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <cl9s8n$7g4$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

	The biggest problem is the vast complexity of Mathematica and its somewhat user-hostile interface. I
just received a book, The Mathematica Guidebook for Programmin, 1000 pages, one of four planned
volumes, whose author says that all four books show only a fraction of what Mathematica can do. I've been
using it for two years and still feel like a novice. To get full use of it, one  must stop actually
using it for one's actual applications, and take classes or work through the books from start to
end. I, like so many others, don't have time or patience to do this, so I wind up solving problems
in an inefficient way.
	I think the only teacher-like answers can be gotten from a teacher, in a class.
Unfortunately, the WRI classes are very expensive, suited to an institutional budget, not a
person's. Maybe there are cheaper ones in universities in France?


On Fri, 22 Oct 2004 02:45:43 +0000 (UTC), bruno.robin at alcatel.fr (Bruno Robin) wrote:

>Hi all,
>
>It seems that mathematica does not provide a step by step answer like
>a teacher. Do yo know a tool that does it ?
>
>Thanks for your help.
>
>Bruno


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