Re: Re: Types in Mathematica

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg62518] Re: Re: Types in Mathematica*From*: "Steven T. Hatton" <hattons at globalsymmetry.com>*Date*: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 02:39:54 -0500 (EST)*References*: <200511191053.FAA16418@smc.vnet.net> <200511241133.GAA29353@smc.vnet.net> <9355ABB1-49A9-44BF-A50A-D795F5CAAD8B@mimuw.edu.pl> <dm95ld$705$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Steven T. Hatton wrote: > On Thursday 24 November 2005 17:35, Andrzej Kozlowski wrote: > >> Well, this is obviously something that can't be tested and will have >> to remain just a matter of opinion. Personally, however, I would say >> that to become a good Mathematica "programmer" in my sense, it is >> better to spend the 8 years on learning subjects such as >> computational commutative algebra, numerical analysis etc. than to >> "waste them" on learning "the tricks of the trade" of other >> programming languages, which are rather different form the "tricks of >> the trade" of Mathematica. > > This relates to a long-held opinion of mine which is. The first step to > writing code well is to have something to say. There is also something to be said for not posting to usenet with low blood caffein. I offer my apologies for the atrocious grammar and editing in my previous post. -- 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/

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