[Tutor] RE: [Edu-sig] Re: New Kind of Science (Wolfram)

Kirby Urner urnerk@qwest.net
Sat, 25 May 2002 12:06:11 -0700

>Cool stuff. This book is on my wish list. How do you like the
>book overall?

I like that it's written for a broad audience and doesn't assume
much specialized knowledge, except maybe in the notes section.
It's quite a thick tome -- about 1200 pages not including the
index.  Lots of illustrations and diagrams (b&w or grayscale).
The organization is meticulous, with lots of specific citations
to page numbers

>And is it relatively easy to translate into Python code, such as the
>examples you gave?

The examples I gave are the simplest, but are also core/critical.
You can get fancier of course, and Python'd be up to the task,
although Wolfram is understandably focussed on Mathematica as
his implementation system of choice.