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Mathematica Programming Style
Author

John M. Novak
Organization: GX Technology Corporation
Conference

1992 Mathematica Developer Conference
Conference location

Boston, MA
Description

In Mathematica, there are elements of style associated with large systems. The usual approach is to place a series of related routines, or a single large algorithm, into a package. The package not only collects these routines, but contains ancillary information such as usage messages, error messages, and variable localization constructs. While these issues are often addressed under the heading "program design," this document discusses why, in an environment such as Mathematica, these are intrinsically stylistic elements. Reprint from the Mathematica Conference, June 1992, Boston. 29 pages.
Subject

*Mathematica Technology > Programming
Keywords

documentation, tutorial, programming style, programming examples, efficient code, elegant code, package design, postscript, ProgramStyle.ps
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