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Re: Recommendations for a programming book?
I remember when I first obtained Mathematica, how impressed I was with Stephen's book. I think the examples are particularly well chosen - not too simple as to fail to illustrate what a command does, but not so complicated that you have to work hard to understand them. Because the book with the software is so good, it does seem hard to beat it! I have yet to read Michael Trott's book, and what you say is interesting. I wonder if anyone else can offer an opinion. As regards such things as checking that a function does not inadvertently access global variables, I think this is something for a piece of checking software to enforce - it is not so much a lack of knowledge, but a mistake that you are trying to eliminate. David Bailey dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk