I am glad to announce the publication of "Programming in Mathematica, Third Edition". This revised and expanded edition of the standard reference on programming in Mathematica addresses all the new features in the latest Version 3 of the software. The support for developing larger applications has been improved, and the book now discusses the software engineering issues related to writing and using larger programs in Mathematica.
New topics in this edition include:
The programmable front-end;=20
The language for typesetting mathematical expressions and the treatment of exact numerical quantities;
A completely developed larger application, iterated function systems. This code allows readers to explore the fascinating world of chaos and fractals with Mathematica.
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Roman E. Maeder, Programming in Mathematica, Third Edition. Addison-Wesley, 1997, ISBN 0-201-85449-X, 384 pages.
About This Book Chapter Overview About the Examples Notation and Terminology Electronic Resources Teaching Mathematica Programming
1 Introduction 1.1 From Calculations to Programs 1.2 Basic Ingredients of a Package 1.3 A Second Function in the Package 1.4 Options 1.5 Defaults for Positional Arguments 1.6 Parameter Type Checking
2 Packages 2.1 Contexts 2.2 Packages that Use Other Packages 2.3 Protection of Symbols in a Package 2.4 Package Framework and Documentation 2.5 Loading Packages 2.6 Large Projects
3 Defaults and Options 3.1 Default Values 3.2 Options for Your Functions 3.3 Setting Options of Several Commands
4 Functional and Procedural Programming 4.1 Procedures and Local Variables 4.2 Loops 4.3 Structured Iteration 4.4 Iterated Function Application 4.5 Map and Apply 4.6 Application: The Platonic Solids 4.7 Operations on Lists and Matrices
5 Evaluation 5.1 Evaluation of the Body of a Rule 5.2 Pure Functions 5.3 Nonstandard Evaluation 5.4 Nonlocal Flow of Control 5.5 Definitions 5.6 Advanced Topic: Scopes of Names
6 Transformation Rules 6.1 Simplification Rules and Normal Forms 6.2 Application: Trigonometric Simplifications 6.3 Globally Defined Rules 6.4 Pattern Matching for Rules 6.5 Traversing Expressions