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Re: Learning to Program in Mathematica


In answering a similar question within the last year, I suggested Paul Wellin's 710 page book "Programming with Mathematica" (2013).

Very well-written, comprehensive, treats Manipulate, 285 exercises, and beautifully produced by Cambridge University Press.

There is also the freely downloadable PDF book by Leonid Shifrin, which concentrates a bit more (402 pages) on the Mathematica language.

StackExcahnge has addressed this question also.

See, e.g.,



On 5/04/14 5:47 PM, "Gary Owen" <jloughlin at<mailto:jloughlin at>> wrote:

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 7:34:25 PM UTC-8, amzoti wrote:
Hi All, There are many Mathematica books out there, including many directed at specific topical areas. However, I am after a general programming book in Mathematica. Does such a book exist? Can anyone recommend which they liked more than others and why? Thanks for any inputs. -A

Mathematica Navigator by Heikki Ruskeepaa.  Has many chapters devoted to programming in Mathematica.  Make sure you get the latest 3d addition.

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