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Where to find books on Wolfram Language ?
10 years ago
if you want to get the pdf of "Power Programming with Mathematica" without going to an ebook download site, it's directly available at
not: david was going to write a second companion book but he said he was so dissappointed ith the sales of his Kernal volume (which is IMO a very good book, though dated) that he decided not to do it.
additionally, if you want to see really neat WL programming code i recommend "Computational Recreations in Mathematica" by Ilan Vardi from 1991. (this was the book that turned me on to WL programmng) .
10 years ago
i don't know where the pdf's i find on the internet come from or if they're authorized (legal) or not. i don't know that the website for the Wagner pdf is the one that's 'authorized' or not. (i do know that all 4 of my books can be found as free pdf's on the internet (not easily but they're there if you search long enough), even though i never acquiesed to it and some of them are still in print - though i get no royalties from any sales). i just wanted to give the most direct place to go to get pdf's without having to go through one of those e-book websites where you have to register - i avoid those places becuase of the possibilty of downloading a pdf that's not supposed to be available from a website that the NSA is monitoring - and they seem to monitor everything done by everyone.
i'm just trying to help people access WL books. it's part of what i do as a self-appointed WL evangelist.
as for david wagner, he seems to have vanished. i only knew him in the 'old days' when he was an assistant professor somewhere.
10 years ago
Richard, it would be fair to mention that the book Power Promgramming with Mathematica was made available for free thanks for a community effort organized on
. Todd Allen took the effort to contact the publisher and ask for a license to distribute a scanned copy freely, and several others volunteered their time to scan the complete book and create a convenient to use PDF. (They would be glad if you could help them contact David Wagner, since you seem to know him.)
I mentioned this yesterday in a thread that you participated in as well.
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