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Re: Are any books for v7 (&v6) new features planned?

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  • Subject: [mg93893] Re: [mg93865] Are any books for v7 (&v6) new features planned?
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2008 05:05:59 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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 From http://www.mathematicaguidebooks.org/:

"August 2008: Although Mathematica Version 6 has been released, updating 
the GuideBooks is taking longer than predicted. So, rather than having 
new versions in Summer 2008, the expected date is sometime in 2009."

David Bakin wrote:
> Are there any books planned that will describe the new features of v7 (and
> v6) in a nice, organized, linear, printed, way?
> 
> [I have checked the archives of mathgroup.  This horse has been thoroughly
> beaten in the past, for example when v6 came out.  But it hasn't died yet.
> So I'm raising my hand to continue the thrashing.]
> 
> It would be REALLY nice to see a good, complete description of the very
> large number of new features, plus new
> functionality/options/attributes added to existing features, on nice large
> high-resolution printed pages that I could read while flipping back and
> forth to other pages, the index, etc.  Something like the wonderful
> Mathematica Book (though perhaps in more than one volume to reduce the
> possiblity of injury anyone carrying the thing around).
> 
> I would be happy to know that Dr. Trott's excellently readable and enjoyable
> masterworks were being updated and expanded, if that is the case.
> 
> [And just to forestall the inevitable comment that has appeared in the past
> when kicking this equine around: Yes, certainly, only those who want the
> book should pay for it, it shouldn't be subsidized by all Mathematica
> licensees.]
> 
> Thank you,
> 
> David
> 

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