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Re: Re: Mathematica GuideBooks

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  • Subject: [mg61965] Re: [mg61940] Re: [mg61916] Mathematica GuideBooks
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2005 05:11:45 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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When you get one of the Guidebooks, you get both the printed copy AND a 
CD or DVD with the same thing as Mathematica notebooks.  The latter come 
in two versions, one already evaluated (some B I G notebooks!) and 
another unevaluated.

My experience is that I like having both forms.  For extended reading, I 
much prefer to heft the printed volume.  For quick reference or trying 
things myself, of course, the notebook form is more useful.

P.S. Regarding Steven Hatton's orignal posting about multi-volume 
discount:  I haven't seen any, either at the publisher's site 
springeronline.com or elsewhere.  Actually, given the size of the books, 
the per-volume price is not out of line.  What's more, with each volume, 
the accompanying electronic form includes unevaluated notebooks from the 
other 3 volumes.


Chris Chiasson wrote:
> I don't know, but it seems like they would be a lot more useful as a
> set of pdfs or notebooks being indexed by desktop search on my hard
> drive than as big stacks of dead trees...
> 
> On 11/4/05, Steven T. Hatton <hattons at globalsymmetry.com> wrote:
> 
>>Are there any special discounts if we purchase the Mathematica GuideBooks
>>together?  Have any of you used these?  Care to comment on them?

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