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Re: Mathematica skill level snippet(s)

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  • Subject: [mg104745] Re: Mathematica skill level snippet(s)
  • From: "Nasser M. Abbasi" <nma at 12000.org>
  • Date: Sun, 8 Nov 2009 06:49:11 -0500 (EST)
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"AES" <siegman at stanford.edu> wrote in message 
news:hd3n4j$a2k$1 at smc.vnet.net...

>
> [Side question:  How many total words and symbols are there in the
> **full** Mathematica vocabulary?  If you made a glossary of **every**
> single documented term (symbol name, function, option, operator,
> non-alphameric symbol, etc, etc in Mathematica 7), how many terms would
> be in it?]
>
> [I'm guessing maybe 3000 or 4000?  Or even more?]
>

For version 7, Length[Names[?System`*?]] results in 3429

I made a list for few version in my Mathematica versions table, click on the 
links in the last column to see the symbols.

http://12000.org/my_notes/compare_mathematica/index.htm

My theory is this: A Mathematica expert is someone have used more than 50% 
of these symbols. I am still working on my 5%  :)

--Nasser 



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