Re: Re: Step by step answer ?
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- Subject: [mg51614] Re: [mg51589] Re: Step by step answer ?
- From: "Blimbaum, Jerry AA R22" <jerry.blimbaum at navy.mil>
- Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 01:54:34 -0400 (EDT)
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
Steve...however, arent we getting quite a good Mathematica education from our experts at Mathgroup?....and, furthermore, getting it for free?....and in each case it deals with an actual rather then concocted applications? And the Mathgroup experts also show us Mathematica has to be applied creatively rather then just appropriate stringing together of commands like ordinary software languages...and once you like Mathematica you get attached to it...and , just think, this will be a life-long endeavour to enjoy it's subtleties.... Jerry blimbaum -----Original Message----- From: Steve Gray [mailto:stevebg at adelphia.net] To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net Subject: [mg51614] [mg51589] Re: Step by step answer ? 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