Re: Re: Types in Mathematica

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg62699] Re: [mg62636] Re: Types in Mathematica*From*: "Virgilio, Vincent - SSD" <Vincent.Virgilio at itt.com>*Date*: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 00:46:02 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I like this idea. Does the mathematical/algebraic "programming" style scale up to large problems? Are there examples? Or perhaps it doesn't strictly scale, but is better applied judiciously. It could be used to steer a code at a very high level, or conversely, used in the gaps (the Mathematica-in-the-gaps argument). Conventional programming would make up the difference. If indeed mathematical programming is not the silver-bullet paradigm, where should the conventional (though modern) programming be done? Within or without Mathematica? If within, then we've circled back to an important point of this thread, I think. Vince Virgilio -----Original Message----- From: Paul Abbott [mailto:paul at physics.uwa.edu.au] To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net Subject: [mg62699] [mg62636] Re: Types in Mathematica In article <dm1ak3$i1n$1 at smc.vnet.net>, "Steven T. Hatton" <hattons at globalsymmetry.com> wrote: > I will concede that experience in mathematics and physics can also > develop the kinds of thinking which programming experience can develop. Actually, much of the thinking involved in mathematics and physics _transcends_ the kinds of thinking which programming experience can develop. Extensive knowledge of mathematics and physics definitely assists Mathematica programming, more so than in other languages because of the high-level functionality. The "physics" or "mathematics" way of thinking often assists implementations of algorithms in Mathematica. This is, I think, the key point of this thread. Cheers, Paul _______________________________________________________________________ Paul Abbott Phone: 61 8 6488 2734 School of Physics, M013 Fax: +61 8 6488 1014 The University of Western Australia (CRICOS Provider No 00126G) AUSTRALIA http://physics.uwa.edu.au/~paul ************************************ This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are proprietary and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this e-mail in error please notify the sender. Please note that any views or opinions presented in this e-mail are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of ITT Industries, Inc. The recipient should check this e-mail and any attachments for the presence of viruses. ITT Industries accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by this e-mail. ************************************