Re: Object-Oriented Paradigm in Mathematica?
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- Subject: [mg66033] Re: Object-Oriented Paradigm in Mathematica?
- From: David Bailey <dave at Remove_Thisdbailey.co.uk>
- Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 02:26:36 -0400 (EDT)
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Shyam Guthikonda wrote: > I come from the world of C++ :) I am trying to perform various > simulations using Mathematica, and I find myself coming up with all my > algorithms in terms of objects. > > Does Mathematica support some type of Object-Oriented Paradigm? I was > able to find a Classes.m package, but I read a few posts saying this was > not the greatest. > > Is there a some standard package (with good documentation) that I can > download somewhere? > > Thanks much, > _Shyam > I know this is not what you wanted to hear, but surely the best way to learn a new and interesting language like Mathematica is not to start by trying to force it into another paradigm. Mathematica differs from OO languages such as C++ and Java in a lot of ways because it can manipulate symbolic expressions that can then be executed as code. I must admit at this point that I am not overly keen on the OO paradigm, which often seems to result in complicated, verbose solutions to otherwise simple problems. David Bailey http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk