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  • Subject: [mg17094] Re: MATHEMATICA GUIDEBOOK
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 02:32:23 -0400
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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Thank you for this information.  I look forward to these new books of

Incidentally (and _I_ said this, not you), Springer Verlag New York
annoyingly pre-announces MANY books months and years before publication,
even in the form of listing on order forms.  But at least they do seem
to keep accurate records of orders placed for such books and fulfill
them on publication. 

Michael Trott wrote:
> >Does anyone know if Michael Trott's long-awaited "Mathematica
> Guidebook"
> >is scheduled for publication anytime soon?
> It seems to be my turn to comment on this question.
> Let's say the answer is a carefully formulated "yes".
> Without going into any details, let me just say that, for various
> reasons the publication of the Guidebook---first scheduled (and
> actually also announced in some catalogues by Springer )
> for September 1994 had been delayed by over five years. (Naming these
> reasons wouldn't be fruitful for my relation with the publisher...)
> Of course some things have happened within these five years. One can't
> release a computer- and software-related book which is five years old. I
> have constantly updated, enhanced and expanded the Guidebook over this
> time. As a result at the beginning of this year the publisher has
> decided to
> publish it as three books (each about 800 pages) with the tentative
> titles:
> V1: Programming in Mathematica
> V2: Graphics in Mathematica
> V3: Mathematics in Mathematica
> If things go well they will be in bookstores in early autumn this year.
> I hope that the Mathematica users who have waited for the Guidebook such
> a long time will find its content, examples, and graphics a kind of a
> equivalent for the long waiting time.
> Thanks for waiting,
> Michael Trott,
> Wolfram Research, Inc.

Murray Eisenberg                     murray at
Mathematics & Statistics Dept.       phone 413 549-1020 (H)
Univ. of Massachusetts                     413 545-2859 (W)
Amherst, MA 01003-4515

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