"This book is the definitive reference guide to Combinatorica -- an extension of the popular computer software, Mathematica -- with examples of the 450 combinatorics functions. The authors developed the newest version of this software that has dramatic improvements in graphical processing performance, representation, visualization, and many brand new functions...This book is highly recommended. It is a well organized and readable textbook for beginners and intermediate students." Leonardo
Experimenting with Combinatorica, a widely used software package for teaching and research in discrete mathematics, provides an exciting new way to learn combinatorics and graph theory. With examples of all 450 functions in action plus tutorial text on the mathematics, this book is the definitive guide to Combinatorica. Three interesting classes of exercises are provided -- theorem/proof, programming exercises, and experimental explorations, providing great flexibility in teaching and learning the material.The Combinatorica user community ranges from students to engineers to researchers in mathematics, computer science, physics, economics, and the humanities. Combinatorica, which has received the EDUCOM Higher Education Software Award, is included with every copy of the popular computer algebra system Mathematica.