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The Mathematica Programmer: Relational Databases

Roman Maeder
Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
Department: Kernel Technology
Journal / Anthology

The Mathematica Journal
Year: 1993
Volume: 3
Issue: 2
Page range: 40-47

Databases are the most important commercial application of computers. Everybody seems to collect data of some sort. We will look at relational databases, explain their mathematical foundation, and discuss a few design issues that arise in developing a database for an application. We present a package with the most important database functions. Concepts are explained with an example, a database of classical music recordings.

*Applied Mathematics > Computer Science