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Re: Functional programming?

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  • Subject: [mg92012] Re: [mg91945] Functional programming?
  • From: "peter lindsay" <pl.0 at>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 19:27:32 -0400 (EDT)
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I found this excellent resource by Jose Gomez-Munoz below:


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From: Jose Luis Gomez <jose.luis.gomez at>
Date: 2008/2/15
Subject: [mg92012] [mg85615] From procedural to functional programming in Mathematica
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Dear group:

A small tutorial for going from procedural to functional programming in

Here is an html version

I hope is useful



2008/9/13 AES <siegman at>:
> 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.


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