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Re: Workbench - Recommendation?

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  • 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
>>
>>
>


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