Re: Any Mathematica 6 book yet?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg81476] Re: Any Mathematica 6 book yet?*From*: Vince Virgilio <blueschi at gmail.com>*Date*: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 06:24:46 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200709220726.DAA28883@smc.vnet.net>

On Sep 24, 4:18 am, Andrzej Kozlowski <a... at mimuw.edu.pl> wrote: > On 24 Sep 2007, at 10:15, Vince Virgilio wrote: > > > > > > > On Sep 23, 4:40 am, Andrzej Kozlowski <a... at mimuw.edu.pl> wrote: > >> On 22 Sep 2007, at 16:26, AES wrote: > > >>> Has any general-purpose, moderately detailed, high quality > >>> handbook / > >>> textbook / reference book on Mathematica 6 for a general audience of > >>> Mathematica users -- one that's written for Mathematica 6 from the > >>> ground up, not just hastily converted from some older Mathematica > >>> 5.2 > >>> edition -- appeared *yet*? > > >>> {And given what I suspect the answer is, why the h-ll not?!?] > > >> Maybe because the only people who could write such a book at this > >> time are busy with something else. Like working on Mathematica 6.1. > > >> Andrzej Kozlowski > > > "Mathematica X.x" is as much the documentation as it is the > > implementation. > > > Vince Virgilio > > Yes but "documentation" and a "book" are very different things. I > think this in fact was the main point of the O.P. > > Andrzej Kozlowski- Hide quoted text - > > - Show quoted text - I disagree, at least for a generous interpretation of what I wrote. /Good/ documentation == OP's "book". "Good" has been defined well enough by many others on this list. Something with a focus on current principles and semantics would go a long way. Brevity is the source of the wit we need (and, I hear, desparation is the source of brevity). Rumor has it that there is an upcoming O'Reillly "Nutshell" book about Mathematica. Vince Virgilio

**References**:**Any Mathematica 6 book yet?***From:*AES <siegman@stanford.edu>