Re: Workbench - Recommendation?
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg119429] Re: Workbench - Recommendation?
- From: Leonid Shifrin <lshifr at gmail.com>
- Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2011 19:12:32 -0400 (EDT)
Hi Yitzhak, I think this really depends on what you plan to do with Mathematica, and your programming background. If you just want to write lots of smaller programs, and need a lot of interactivity, mental overhead of the Workbench may be unjustified. If you plan to develop larger programs (many packages), and/or accumulate a library of your own functions, it may be worth learning. Also, if you have a programming background and have used IDE-s before (particularly Eclipse), it will be much easier to master. In other words, WB can give you more for the software development and programming in the large. I expressed my thoughts on it in a little more detail here (middle paragraph) http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4675520/how-to-localize-syntax-errors-in-mathematica/4675770#4675770 and here (last paragraph): http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6167291/how-to-debug-when-writting-small-or-big-codes-using-mathematica-workbench-mma-d/6168036#6168036 HTH. Regards, Leonid On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 3:15 PM, yitzhakbg <yitzhakbg at gmail.com> wrote: > I've begun using Mathematica and have invested quite a few hours learning > to program and getting into the mindset. I'm wondering whether Workbench is > worth the investment. I do plan on using Mathematica during the course of my > studies in Communications Engineering over the next two year. > I would appreciate hearing feedback, recommendations and/or criticism and > in getting a feeling for how widely used workbench actually is amongst > Mathematica users. > Thanks, > Yitzhak > >