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Re: Mathematica programming language

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  • Subject: [mg20200] Re: Mathematica programming language
  • From: Shige Song <sgsong at>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 04:04:29 -0400
  • Organization: University of California, Los Angeles
  • References: <7suulg$> <7t8bso$>
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It will be great. Actually I am reading your book "Simulating society: a
Mathematica Toolkit for modeling socioeconomic behavior", it's the textbook
for a class I am attending.

Can you tell me where will give the tutorial?

Thank you very much.



"richard j. gaylord" wrote:

> i will be giving a one day [8:30am - 5pm] tutorial on mathematica
> programming at ucla on saturday october 30. you are welcome to attend [as
> is anyone]. there is no charge.  there will be a note set on the
> mathematica programming language handed out at the tutorial.
> after attending the tutorial you might be better able to determine your
> needs in regards to a text on mathematica programming (i like dave
> wagner's book myself) and i can talk to you about it at or after the
> turorial.
> -richard gaylord-
> In article <7suulg$1sr at>, Shige Song <sgsong at> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I am a new user of Mathematica, I just bought the student version
> > version 4.0. At first glance, the programing language is very different
> > from all the other language I know. I program in VB and Delphi, a little
> > bit in C, I also do some programming statistical packages like SAS and
> > Stata; but the Mathematica's syntax (and the philosophy) seems to be
> > totally different.
> >
> > Can anybody suggest some readings about programming in Mathematica from
> > a perspective of more traditional language, like those I listed above?
> > Does anybody want to share his experience (and feeling) of learning to
> > program in Mathematica?
> >
> > Thank you very much.
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > Shige Song
> > Department of Sociology, UCLA
> --
> "I would say life is pretty pointless, wouldn't you, without the movies?"
> Vincent Gallo as Johnny Tempi in The Funeral (1996)

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