Re: Functional programming?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg92012] Re: [mg91945] Functional programming?*From*: "peter lindsay" <pl.0 at me.com>*Date*: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 19:27:32 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200809130957.FAA03536@smc.vnet.net>

I found this excellent resource by Jose Gomez-Munoz below: Peter ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Jose Luis Gomez <jose.luis.gomez at itesm.mx> Date: 2008/2/15 Subject: [mg92012] [mg85615] From procedural to functional programming in Mathematica To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net Dear group: A small tutorial for going from procedural to functional programming in Mathematica: http://homepage.cem.itesm.mx/lgomez/matecmatica/funcionalprog.nb Here is an html version http://homepage.cem.itesm.mx/lgomez/matecmatica/fp/fp.html I hope is useful Jose Mexico 2008/9/13 AES <siegman at stanford.edu>: > I suggest it might be instructive if some of the functional programming > proponents on this group could provide us DO-looping old timers with a > brief summary or tutorial as to what is really meant by, or involved in, > "functional programming"? > > --- especially as this concept might relate to building programs to do > calculations involving multi-stage real-world engineering or technical > problems > > --- and especially as it might relate to programs that are going to be > developed in an evolutionary process and that in the end, rather than > being built into some long-term library, are maybe only going to be run > or executed a few times before the person involved (e.g., an engineer, > or scientist, or other real-world individual, not a "programmer") moves > on to some other totally different task or assignment. > > --

**References**:**Functional programming?***From:*AES <siegman@stanford.edu>