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Re: Any Mathematica 6 book yet?

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  • 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:
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> > On Sep 23, 4:40 am, Andrzej Kozlowski <a... at mimuw.edu.pl> wrote:
> >> On 22 Sep 2007, at 16:26, AES wrote:
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> >>> 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*?
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> >>> {And given what I suspect the answer is, why the h-ll not?!?]
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> >> 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.
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> >> Andrzej Kozlowski
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> > "Mathematica X.x" is as much the documentation as it is the
> > implementation.
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> > Vince Virgilio
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> Yes but "documentation" and a "book" are very different things. I  
> think this in fact was the main point of the O.P.
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> Andrzej Kozlowski- Hide quoted text -
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> - 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



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