Re: How should I start with mathematica?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg85421] Re: How should I start with mathematica?*From*: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>*Date*: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 05:13:10 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: Stanford University*References*: <fobjom$mqj$1@smc.vnet.net> <fogj22$4dt$1@smc.vnet.net> <fojrke$gqg$1@smc.vnet.net>

In article <fojrke$gqg$1 at smc.vnet.net>, "D. Grady" <D.C.Grady at gmail.com> wrote: > > Someone named James Kelley at UMD has put together some really great > and extremely free notebooks called Essential Mathematica for Students > of Science. He goes through most of the important commands, with > explanations, examples, and many practice problems. I find these > notebooks very helpful. > > http://www.physics.umd.edu/courses/CourseWare/EssentialMathematica/ > > -Daniel But, this is _all pre-6.0_, right? In other words, approaching a year after its introduction there is _still_ no really good, really usable, really readable, really straightforward introduction to all the amazing, but immensely complex and confusing, old and especially new features of the new 6.0 version of Mathematica available for either "newbies" or experienced users of the program, either online or (especially) in any printed _or printable_ document(s). Given all the immense respect I have for the marvels of Mathematica (and, as an aside, its stiff retail price), I still cannot comprehend how Wolfram can have let this happen.

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Re: How should I start with mathematica?***From:*Murray Eisenberg <murray@math.umass.edu>