Re: which book is good to learn the programming in Mathematica?
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- Subject: [mg33069] Re: which book is good to learn the programming in Mathematica?
- From: bghiggins at ucdavis.edu (Brian Higgins)
- Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2002 06:51:12 -0500 (EST)
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Liwen, Maeder's book IS a good choice for learning the various programming methods in Mathematica. Another good choice (though out of print- check used book stores) is Wagner's book " Power programming with Mathematica. The Kernel". Ruskeepaa's book "Mathematica Navigator has lots of examples and students find it helpful to get started before tackling the other two books. Actually working through the examples posted on the forum is a excellent way to improve your skills. For your second question use the Input function. i.e. if you evaluate the following cell n = Input["enter value for n"] a dialog box will appear which will allow you to enter a value for n. Cheers Brian liwen liwen <gzgear at yahoo.com> wrote in message news:<a5htk9$ht1$1 at smc.vnet.net>... > Hi; > I want to buy a book about the programming in Mathematica, which book > is the best? I know many people bought <The Programming in > Mathematica>( author is Roman E Maeder), how about this book? I have > the basic knowledge of programming, but have not received the education > in this area systematically. Maybe my knowledge on the use of > Mathematica is of intermediate level, I hope there is a good book for > me to get more efficient education on programming. My another question > is the use of dialog box in Mathematica, is it possible to use dialog > box to input many parameters into Mathematica? Normally, dialog box can > help the users input and modify the data neccessary for the program. If > there is such function or books about this area, how can I find them? > > Thanks. > Liwen