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Re: Types in Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg62636] Re: Types in Mathematica
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul at physics.uwa.edu.au>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 00:06:16 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: The University of Western Australia
  • References: <200511191053.FAA16418@smc.vnet.net> <dlp2ci$le$1@smc.vnet.net> <200511200950.EAA04496@smc.vnet.net> <dls4vp$mmc$1@smc.vnet.net> <dm1ak3$i1n$1@smc.vnet.net>
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In article <dm1ak3$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

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