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- Subject: [mg110486] Re: Book?
- From: "Nasser M. Abbasi" <nma at 12000.org>
- Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2010 04:12:17 -0400 (EDT)
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On 6/20/2010 12:47 AM, Olive wrote:
> I am new to mathematica and I am looking at a book to learn
> mathematica (in fact I have not yet mathematica but I am considering
> purchasing a home license). I would say no more than 300-400 pages that
> explain how the system works, basic of programming etc... Any thought?
I do not think you really need a book. There is on-line documentation
and tutorials that comes with Mathematica that is more than enough to
keep you busy for a long time.
Another way I found to help me learn Mathematica "tricks", is to go to
Wolfram demo web site, and look at the source code of some examples to
learn how to do certain things.
In Mathematica in particular, I find that I learn it better by looking
at examples. There is no language reference manual really. I learn
Mathematica by doing Mathematica.
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