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Re: Any Mathematica 6 book yet?

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  • Subject: [mg81457] Re: Any Mathematica 6 book yet?
  • From: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2007 21:21:14 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Stanford University
  • References: <fd2gfu$sc7$1@smc.vnet.net> <fd58eq$2ar$1@smc.vnet.net>

In article <fd58eq$2ar$1 at smc.vnet.net>,
 "Christopher J. Henrich" <chenrich at monmouth.com> wrote:

> 
> 3. The on-line help facility meets more than half of the need for a
> Mathematica book, namely reference. The other part, which is elementary
> to advanced tutorials, is being met by numerous books, many of which
> are up to date as of Mathematica 5.0
> 
>  I would like to see (and would probably buy) updated editions of these
> three books:

I join with you in saying:

1) Online help meets the reference need (but does not, in any way, 
shape, or form, meet the tutorial/overview/introduction to new features 
needs) (which in fact, IMHO, can never be satisfactorily met by purely 
online stuff)

2) So, I'd also like to see, and be more than willing to pay for, any 
well-done publications (meaning, "on paper"), new or updated, that would 
meet the second set of needs.

I just find it hard to believe that as Wolfram went thru what must have 
been a long process of evolving toward Mathematica 6, it didn't simultaneously 
bring in and work with some outside set of authors so that these 
publications were in press at the same time as Mathematica 6 was readied for 
release.


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