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- Subject: [mg110496] Re: Book?
- From: Leonid Shifrin <lshifr at gmail.com>
- Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 02:11:19 -0400 (EDT)
You may want to check out my book: http://www.mathprogramming-intro.org It's about the size you requested, and I tried to explain the topics you mentioned. Some people found it useful. Also, it is free. I briefly review some other books devoted to general Mathematica here: http://www.mathprogramming-intro.org/book/node67.html All these books are highly recommended. Most of them are somewhat dated, but for the topics they cover (core langauge & system principles) this is less important than for some other aspects of the system, since they did not change as much. There is also a recently published Mathematica Cookbook by Sal Mangano. I did not have a chance to get a hold on it yet. By looking at the table of contents and the free chapter, it looks pretty good. Regards, Leonid On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 12:46 AM, Olive <not0read0765 at yopmail.com> 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? > > Olive > > > >