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A collection of Mathematica learning resources

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  • Subject: [mg121781] A collection of Mathematica learning resources
  • From: Faysal Aberkane <faysal.aberkane at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2011 02:35:20 -0400 (EDT)
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Here's a collection of resources I started to collect for a friend who
wanted to learn Mathematica. As it grew bigger It thought it would
interest other people.
Of course it's not exhaustive so feel free to reply with related
links.

Introduction
http://www.wolfram.com/events/virtual-conference-2011/presentations/
http://www.wolfram.com/broadcast/
http://documents.wolfram.com/flash/
http://vimeo.com/user4552113/videos

Then:
http://library.wolfram.com/infocenter/MathSource/5216/ProgrammingFundamentals.pdf
http://bmia.bmt.tue.nl/Software/Downloads/Campus/TrainingMathematicaEnglish.zip
http://www.mathprogramming-intro.org/
http://playingwithmathematica.com/learn-mathematica/
http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/guide/HowToTopics.html
http://www.verbeia.com/mathematica/tips/Tricks.html
http://library.wolfram.com/conferences/devconf99/villegas/UnevaluatedExpressions.nb

Basic advice for people new to Mathematica:
avoid iterative programming using loops like For, use instead
functional programming functions Map, MapThread, FoldList ... and pure
functions. This makes the code cleaner and faster.
http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/guide/FunctionalProgramming.html
http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/tutorial/PureFunctions.html

Wolfram Websites
http://blog.wolfram.com
http://twitter.com/#!/mathematicatip
http://blog.stephenwolfram.com
http://blog.wolframalpha.com
http://www.mathematica-journal.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/WolframResearch#g/a
http://www.wolfram.com/learningcenter/tutorialcollection/
http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/
http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/guide/Mathematica.html
http://library.wolfram.com/infocenter/search/?search_results=1;pages_count;search_item_type=21;search_field_1=conference;search_string_1=Free%20Online%20Seminars
(Slides of seminars)
http://www.wolfram.com/support/learn/
http://library.wolfram.com/

Personal websites/blogs
http://12000.org/index.htm
http://blog.matthen.com/
http://textanddatamining.blogspot.com/
http://playingwithmathematica.com
http://www.weber-und-partner.com/resources/index.htm

Forums:
https://groups.google.com/group/comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica
http://www.mathkb.com/Uwe/Forums.aspx/mathematica/201107/1
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/mathematica

Interesing posts on stackoverflow:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4198961/what-is-in-your-mathematica-tool-bag
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4721171/performance-tuning-in-mathematica/4723969#4723969
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4430998/mathematica-what-is-symbolic-programming

Books:
The Mathematica Book http://reference.wolfram.com/legacy/v5_2/
Mathematica Navigator
Mathematica Cookbook
Mathematica In Action
The Mathematica GuideBooks

Package for "preparing publication-quality scientific figures"
http://scidraw.nd.edu/levelscheme/

Interesting (non-free) tools
http://www.wolfram.com/products/workbench/
http://www.wolfram.com/products/applications/excel_link/




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