Mathematica Cookbook
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: April 2010
Pages: 830

Mathematica Cookbook helps you master the application's core principles by walking you through real-world problems. Ideal for browsing, this book includes recipes for working with numerics, data structures, algebraic equations, calculus, and statistics. You'll also venture into exotic territory with recipes for data visualization using 2D and 3D graphic tools, image processing, and music.

Although Mathematica 7 is a highly advanced computational platform, the recipes in this book make it accessible to everyone -- whether you're working on high school algebra, simple graphs, PhD-level computation, financial analysis, or advanced engineering models.

  • Learn how to use Mathematica at a higher level with functional programming and pattern matching
  • Delve into the rich library of functions for string and structured text manipulation
  • Learn how to apply the tools to physics and engineering problems
  • Draw on Mathematica's access to physics, chemistry, and biology data
  • Get techniques for solving equations in computational finance
  • Learn how to use Mathematica for sophisticated image processing
  • Process music and audio as musical notes, analog waveforms, or digital sound samples
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    5.0

    Unleash the Power of Mathematica

    By Fabian

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      Comments about O'Reilly Media Mathematica Cookbook:

      I have been using Mathematica since the early nineties in research and during later years as a hobbyist (due to the ubiquity of matlab in engineering). Despite reading the Mathematica manuals cover-to-cover when they were available in print Mangano's book adds an understanding to the Mathematica language from a programmer's point of view that is unique and will help you produce code that is much more concise because it contains a huge number of recipes that help you express data manipulation and data structures. Even more important it is a guide how to read Mathematica code from experienced developers and that is really the secret key to learn the inner workings of any programming language.
      For now I just wish I could use Mathematica in a professional setting so I am looking forward to the release of the Wolfram language and the corresponding cookbook, if it is as good as this one there will be plenty of opportunities in using it professionally.

       
      5.0

      Great book

      By Gog Boggs

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        As an undergraduate in the mid-80's I looked at the available computer algebra systems with envy. (Anyone remember muMath?) I thought I'd never be able to afford one let alone have one on my desk. I even started to implement a simple symbolic manipulation program of my own. Mathematica, when I could finally convince my then employer to purchase a copy, was a dream come true. Despite the long interest, I wouldn't consider myself an expert. Far from it. This book is an excellent supplement to the four other Mathematica-related books I own. The book takes you from the basics but remains useful to the experienced user. I'm sure there are people out there who know all the tricks and tips in this book. I'm not one of them. I find something new and useful on almost each of the 800 pages.

         
        5.0

        excellent

        By marco mugnier

        from France

        Comments about O'Reilly Media Mathematica Cookbook:

        excellent book, the field of topics covered is impressive and the depth of treatment is remarkable, but it lacks the code

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        5.0

        Excellent in details

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          Comments about O'Reilly Media Mathematica Cookbook:

          This is as good as it gets without a personal assistant. I have used Mathematica for many years (since version 1.0) and yet this book revealed techniques that completely missed along the way. As a physicist and programmer I never got past the stage of "getting the job done" but this revealed techniques and tools like structures and data containment I hadn't realized were possible, For example, while I knew of Mathematica's sophisticated pattern matching tools (distinguishing it from other CAS tools) I was completely amazed at the depth and degree of pattern matching that can be used to simplify, sort and organize large data sets. I have already rewritten two of my libraries based on what I learned in the first week of getting this book.

          The Mathematica documentation has all the information but Wolfram doesn't provide many examples. This is the 'missing manual'. It is a true cookbook but with the right mind you can see how each example can extend into other applications.

          I also liked the fact that the book doesn't waste time on Mathematica basics but gets right into the sophisticated applications.

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          Mathematica for Problem solvers

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          Comments about O'Reilly Media Mathematica Cookbook:

          Mathematica is a Dragon, a powerful tool, but a beast to tame. Mr. Mangano is a Dragon slayer, and shows you through practical examples how to harness the power of Mathematica to solve real world problems.

          For a specific field their are specialized books; but there are no current books on Mathematica which are as clear, concise, and have the breadth of scope, which convey the power of Mathematica and its ability to help you solve problems of all kinds.

          This book focuses on problem solving, while it provides code, the focus is not on the collection of code, but on how to aproach solving problems with Mathematica. In short it provides you with a framework and methodology to frame your problem, and choose from many ways to compute an asnwer while freeing you to think.

          This book belongs on every Mathematica's book shelf. I purchased the ebook, which is DRM free, and O'Reily I appluad your vision to not only produce quality books which allow me to deploy them on my laptop or kindle, but in supporting the ebook through future revisions, and add on notebooks.

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