Re: Re: OOP in Mathematica
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- Subject: [mg29305] Re: Re: OOP in Mathematica
- From: "Rudy Cazabon" <raygunprez at earthlink.net>
- Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 04:18:23 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi everyone... This is indeed a wonderful discussion on this matter regarding Mathematica. However, I should interject with the following. One of the tasks I use Mathematica for day-in-and-day-out is discrete-event simlulations. The OOP approach that Dr. Maeder introduced a while back was so useful to us that we built upon it to implement our own simulation requirements. Mathematica was the most powerful set of statistical tools out there and that is why we use it. But, making use of most of this power to average engineers like us via the pure-function approach that has advocated in this newsgroup is not feasible. In many ways, it is foreign to our language of usage. I don't want to add gasoline to this fire and restart this whole thread again as to which is better OOP vs. functional vs. procedural vs. whatever. It comes down to that there are many ways that one could work with Mathematica. And for the vast majority of programmer-users out there, OOP is more tractable in thinking through problems ( and hence, we solve problems, we get paid, we eat ). I would be very nice if Mathematica could natively host an integrated way of describing mathematical operations in an OOP manner. Sincerely, Rodolfo J. Cazabon Discreet - a division of Autodesk, Inc.