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Mathematica Internals: A Tutorial
Author

David Withoff
Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
Conference

1992 Mathematica Developer Conference
Conference location

Boston, MA
Description

These notes focus on the Mathematica kernel. Section 1 summarizes the kernel initialization and the internal main loop, which controls input, output, and evaluation. Section 2 describes the internal structure of expressions, the basic data objects used throughout the program. Section 3 describes the evaluation process Input and Output is described in Section 4. Reprint from the Mathematica Conference, June 1992, Boston. 12 pages.
Subject

*Mathematica Technology > Kernel
Keywords

Documentation, tutorial, postscript, 1992 Mathematica Conference 1992, kernel, internals, programming, internal operations, package autoloading, Dump, thin kernel, thick kernel, text-based interface, Notebook interface, batch input, Internals.ps
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