From the Back Cover
A step-by=step programmer's guide to harnessing all the power of Mathematica Now you cna dramatically improve your programming abilities with this comprehensive, hands-on guide to the feature-rich, fully interactive Mathematica programming language. Power Programming with Mathematica: The Kernel offers you a self-contained overview of this ghigh-level language, featuring real-world programming tips and techniques-plus an accompanying disk with an array of advanced programming examples, utilities, and supported exercises. This unique, step-by-step programming tool includes: New kernel features of Mathematica version 3; Expert coverage of the fundamental principles underlying Mathematica, and how to master them; Extensive parallels to other languages that most programmers are familiar with, such as Fortran, C, and Lisp; Detailed explanations of advanced topics like debugging, performance tuning, robustness, and code integration; solid information and tips for working with athLink. Filled with programming-related examples and illustrations, this complete tutorial contains everything you need to harness all the power of the "industrial-strength" Mathematica language-and greatly expand your programming potential.