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Re: Re: Hardcopy or electronic books?
On 11/20/05, Steven T. Hatton <hattons at globalsymmetry.com> wrote: > The Mathematica Book /is/ available in the HelpBrowser, and Mathematica > certainly comes with a lot of pedagogical material. I will observe that > one mistake I made early on when learning Mathematica was to read too much > into the "thou shall not reverse engineer" part of the license agreement. > I took that to mean 'don't read the code in the packages'. That was > certainly a mistake. There is a wealth of material in the files composing > the packages, and I have neglected that as a resource. I like having the Mathematica book in electronic form. > I very much like having both the electronic form of a book, and hardcopy. I > spend a lot of time flipping through pages taking mental "snapshots" of > parts I have not yet read. For some reason, I have a better sense of where > I am in a book when I hold it in my hand. For sequential reading I prefer hardcopy books, but as a "reference guide" I prefer using the electronic form, because if the book is stored in (say) PDF format I can use Google Desktop Search to index it together with other Mathematica materials (I think that there's a Google Desktop Search plug-in to index Mathematica notebooks). -- Thanks/obrigado, Renan "Wishmaster" Birck - Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil MSN: wizard_of_yendor at hotmail.com Orkut: http://www.orkut.com/Profile.aspx?uid=2202360379963855296