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by Michael Trott

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On the whole, the programming GuideBook provides a comprehensive, step-by-step development of Mathematica programming capabilities and contains an impressive collection of examples and worked exercises.

On the whole, the programming GuideBook provides a comprehensive, step-by-step development of Mathematica programming capabilities and contains an impressive collection of examples and worked exercises. Key Mathematica functions are discussed in detail, using interesting examples and put to the test in real programs.

The Mathematica GuideBook for Numerics. This book is one of the most valuable sources for the advanced users of Mathematica. all the computer science/mathematics libraries should have this book and its companion volumes. Matti Vuorinen, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1080, 2006).

Michael Trott's GuideBooks are an invaluable reference for the serious Mathematica programmer

Michael Trott's GuideBooks are an invaluable reference for the serious Mathematica programmer. Unlike the contents normally to be found in a numerics book, this numerics GuideBook includes several methods and principles from other fields of mathematics and programming. This GuideBook is truly astonishing in terms of its breadth. The material is highly relevant for the ambitious numerics programmer, and the writing style is very readable, fluent, and consistent. The structure of the material is logical and break-free, and the examples are very well-chosen.

The Mathematica GuideBook for Programming. Accompanying DVD contains all material as an electronic book with complete, executable Mathematica versions 4 and 5 compatible code and programs, rendered color graphics, and animations

The Mathematica GuideBook for Programming. The Mathematica GuideBook for Numerics. Accompanying DVD contains all material as an electronic book with complete, executable Mathematica versions 4 and 5 compatible code and programs, rendered color graphics, and animations. Michael Trott is a symbolic computation and computer graphics expert.

The Mathematica GuideBooks by Michael Trott form a four-volume set that has been in development for over a decade. The Guide- Books provide an exploration of the various facets of Mathematica as a tool for solving scientific problems. While there is some overlap and the four books build on one another, each one is self-contained and for the most part each book stands on its own. The four-volume set is over 5000 pages printed in a small font.

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This comprehensive, detailed reference provides readers with both a working knowledge of Mathematica in general and a detailed knowledge of the key aspects needed to create the fastest, shortest, and most elegant implementations possible. It gives users a deeper understanding of Mathematica by instructive implementations, explanations, and examples from a range of disciplines at varying levels of complexity. The three volumes -- Programming, Graphics, and Mathematics, total 3,000 pages and contain more than 15,000 Mathematica inputs, over 1,500 graphics, 4,000+ references, and more than 500 exercises.This first volume begins with the structure of Mathematica expressions, the syntax of Mathematica, its programming, graphic, numeric and symbolic capabilities. It then covers the hierarchical construction of objects out of symbolic expressions, the definition of functions, the recognition of patterns and their efficient application, program flows and program structuring, and the manipulation of lists.An indispensible resource for students, researchers and professionals in mathematics, the sciences, and engineering.

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This series is great, but when these were written the resources available to Mathematica users was limited.

Also, before I became disabled I was a software engineer since,, well more than 10 years. ( yeah I am really old now ). So I understand what progammers and everyone has come to expected from a guidebook titled "Programming". And this is not a "hello world" kind of book, nor is Mathematica really fit that paradigm.

And of course the obvious point is that when these were written the documentation for Mathematica was not as evolved as it is today. Today we also have a nice selection of books available for Mathematica which cover it well. ( the Navigator is probably one of the best, and for programming The cookbook is actually good. and anything with Paul Wellin's name is a better fit for the programmer ).

Now to this book. This is actually a great book and series if you want to understand everything about Mathematica. Trott explains every fine point about mathematics and using Mathematica for mathematics. It is not an easy read, as others have noted in their reviews because there seems to be alot of examples which are not concise nor do they illustrate concepts very well. Yet the book is full of them. ( though Trott has taught me alot about various fields of mathematics. From modeling earthquakes to forest fires ).

I have run into aspects of Mathematica, the finer points of patterns and manipulating very complex lists. This book has illustrated not only how, but why you should choose one construct over another. Trott does a great job of presenting the various programming elements of Mathematica, and stresses a process in which you simply do not translate from "C" to Mathematica. From page one he stresses that you should not focus simply on the result, but the entire process of deriving the result.

So as a Mathematica user and programmer this is a great book, however, it is a better reference than it is a primary source of learning the basics. But as you advance with Mathematica this book is a great resource. Even the Mathematica documentation can be frustrating if you are not sure what question you need to ask if the first place, and the circular references and links don't help either.

The CD as mentioned contains all of the books, so no need to buy all the books.
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Description by Amazon is misleading, this does NOT come with the DVD.

The text otherwise is useful, but the notebooks and code snippets are onerous to reproduce...
Mathematica is now version 10.1, this text was written for version 5.1..a re-write or update including new features, and importantly those no longer supported which make many code examples obsolete, is now overdue.
Trott is one of the most gifted programmers and teachers you'll ever encounter, and one of the few mathematicians left who knows CAS at a PhD level and DOESN'T work for TI or HP with all kinds of "I won't tell" agreements! The four guidebooks in the Mathematica series represent over 5,000 pages detailing all aspects of numerics, symbolics, graphics, and most importantly, programming. No mathematician, engineer, researcher (including "R" biostats folks), computer scientist or physicist using mathematica can pass on this series.

Even if you use a "free" version of GNU-CAS or the home version of Mathematica (Wolfram Mathematica 9 Home Edition (Windows/Mac/Linux)), this series gives a peek into CAS levels that have long been unpatented trade secrets of TI and HP and very tough to decode. NO other good recent books cover the behind the curtain aspects of CAS as well as these volumes. If you're a math programmer, even if you love Maple, you'll find this series way helpful, at all kinds of levels.

Mathematica is a layered object language, and has multiple compile levels (with an overriding interpreter), which are essentially functions in what, as a programmer, you'd call arrays or hashes (or in Mathematica-speak, lists, functions, rules and patterns). You MUST read the programming book to "get" the rest of the series, otherwise you'll be stuck in what seems like a no-man's land of not being able to define your own classes yet not being able to use typical CAS-like functions in assembly-- when in fact both, and much more, are supported once you get it. We still use the graphics volume at our shader joes sub, and it is as relevant in 2013 as it was 5 years ago. I probably don't have to mention that a C++ compiler is a must beyond a certain level of coding. The difference in "getting" the unique symbolics is code that takes forever to run vs. code that executes as if directly compiled just like Fortran.

Now, for the Amazon deal. The simply AMAZING DVD that comes when you buy one of these volumes new (or used with a SPECIFIED unopened DVD) has an incredible reference with the texts for all the volumes. So, if you have an interest in one area over another (programming, symbolics, numerics, graphics), you can get that 1,000 to 1,300 page gem, and still read all the rest! I personally recommend getting the one you want new on Amazon to be sure you get the whole, functional DVD. Given that these are starting to skyrocket in price due to supply/demand, that could literally save you $300 or more. If you do find a good "deal" from a third party, follow this algorithm:

1. MAKE SURE the description on the LEFT (with the product condition) specifically says an unopened DVD is included. You can even comb the 4 volumes under Amazon's "see all offers" feature to find this statement.

2. Obviously, if the listing says "associated media MAY not be present" etc., do NOT buy there. Less obviously, if it says nothing but a condition like good or acceptable, remember that "good" itself CAN INCLUDE the UNSTATED spec that media "may" be missing. Pass there too!

3. In addition to the "includes unopened DVD," buy from a minimum 96% rated seller with at least 1,000 ratings, and be sure they SAY where they are shipping from. China and India do NOT have to tell you this, although they do have to meet Amazon's delivery time ranges. You just can't be sure what long transport times will do to media if it's not in the original, sealed shell. Joining Prime also gives the option of warehouse shipping free from Amazon itself if a third party tells you the above, yet Amazon warehouses and ships. That gives the added advantage of Amazon's professional packaging.

Regardless of which volume your prefer, you need to start by reading volume one, the programming text, or you'll be lost even in graphics. Programming not only gives you a crash course in CAS, but shows the many unique functions and methods of this software. It really is a hybrid between CAS functions and libraries and much more C++ looking calls and features if you get into it deeply. This allows you to come from many different points of view, and help learn the others if you wish. Truly an extraordinary series, in math/computer education as well as using the software to its full ability. The publisher advertises these as stand alone, which is true, but ONLY because the DVD allows you to read programming first! Without the DVD, that statement is misleading (which isn't the publisher's or Amazon's fault, let alone the author!).

One joke says that the definition of discrete math today is all the math/computer UI's they've removed from High School now! Don't get me started. Removing a calculus requirement means we're teaching 2,500 year old math to many of our HS grads. Adding just the basics of calc brings them up to 1666. If you teach, consider sneaking wisdom from these texts into your courses; we might even begin to bring our grandkids up to 1960 or so!!!

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I would have given it 5 stars but it did not include the DVD that was referenced in the book. I am currently unable to find it anywhere on the web.
On son's wish list for fun reading.
The Mathematica GuideBook for Programming download epub
Computer Science
Author: Michael Trott
ISBN: 0387942823
Category: Computers & Technology
Subcategory: Computer Science
Language: English
Publisher: Springer; 2004 edition (October 28, 2004)
Pages: 1028 pages