Re: Re: Re: Show and 6.0

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg89528] Re: [mg89520] Re: [mg89495] Re: Show and 6.0*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 02:56:46 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst*References*: <g2ij15$rnk$1@smc.vnet.net> <g2lb77$946$1@smc.vnet.net> <200806110716.DAA14841@smc.vnet.net> <200806110915.FAA20331@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu

I, for one, regard Wolfram's "The Mathematica Book" as excellent, both as a reference and as a tutorial. I have always found it quite readable, and indeed I am quite sure I have read through at least nearly everything in at least nearly all chapters. And the pages of some of those chapters are very well worn. The "Virtual Book" added to Mathematica 6.0.1 (or was it 6.0.2?) is a reasonable substitute for that, although I still miss the convenience of a bound book, and I still prefer the two-column code / comment layout of all the examples in "The Mathematica Book". One thing really missing in "the book" was the process of building up larger applications such as might arise in practice. But other books do that. Andrzej Kozlowski wrote: > > ... As for Wolfram's huge book, while excellent as a > on-line reference, I consider it totally unreadable (and I have good > reasons to believe that the people who most lament its absence in > Mathematica 6 have never actually read the earlier versions). -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305

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