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Re: Book?

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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
>
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>
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