Re: Types in Mathematica

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg62330] Re: Types in Mathematica*From*: "Steven T. Hatton" <hattons at globalsymmetry.com>*Date*: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 04:50:33 -0500 (EST)*References*: <200511120833.DAA19252@smc.vnet.net> <dl8s5u$n4l$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

bsyehuda at gmail.com wrote: > > Hi, > I warmly recommend you of Roman Maeder books, especially the "The > Mathematica Programmer I" look at > http://www.mathconsult.ch/showroom/pubs/MathProg/ > you can see there about all types of programming style implemented with > mathematica. > In addition, the combinatorica package uses the Graph[] head for their > implementation in object oriented fashion, so exploring a little bit the > combinatorica package files will help you to see how other are using this > style. > yehuda I am trying to get through Michael Trott's extensive work. Fortunately I'm finding the ballance of TMGB-P to be far less demanding than were the first two chapters. I have Roman Mæder's _Computer Science with Mathematica_, and have read several chapters of the book. I have to confess, I had not yet "seen the light", as it were, when I was reading the book, and therefore failed to grasp the underlying unity of the material. What I have discovered is that attempting to read _The Mathematica Book_ from front to back did not lead to a very good understanding of Mathematica. The book makes far more sense to me when read back to front. I will also note that Dr. Mæder's Classes package can lead to poor use of Mathematica when used by an inexperienced Mathematica programmer. OTOH, I was able to create some rather sophisticated animations using it, which I would still be hard pressed to produce without the OOP facilities in Classes`. Steven -- The Mathematica Wiki: http://www.mathematica-users.org/ Math for Comp Sci http://www.ifi.unizh.ch/math/bmwcs/master.html Math for the WWW: http://www.w3.org/Math/

**References**:**Types in Mathematica***From:*"Steven T. Hatton" <hattons@globalsymmetry.com>