Of course if you have other reasons for (re)learning Lisp, that's a different matter.
On Jan 11, 2013, at 10:24 PM, amzoti <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi All, > > It is clear the Mathematica uses Lisp as one of the example programming paradigms it pulls from and I have a general question regarding this. > > Many moons ago I took a Lisp class and was awful at it (Lisp was very new), but through Mathematica, have to come to understand the gat power and utility of it. > > Would it be helpful to learn Lisp in order to improve programming skills in Mathematica? > > If so, what Lisp books would you recommend? > > What variant of Lisp would you recommend using for practice - Common Lisp, Scheme, or Clojure? Would Mathematica itself be a better choice (I am not sure if it supports all the Lisp language constructs and such). > > What about Haskell? > > Any insights and guidance are appreciated.
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