Re: Workbench - Recommendation?
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg119423] Re: Workbench - Recommendation?
- From: Yitzhak Bar Geva <yitzhakbg at gmail.com>
- Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2011 19:11:27 -0400 (EDT)
Thank you for this elucidating reply, Yitzhak On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 4:01 PM, Leonid Shifrin <lshifr at gmail.com> wrote: > 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 >> >> >