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The Seasoned Schemer

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< B> < I> drawings by Duane Bibby< /B> < /I> < b> foreword and afterword by Guy L. Steele Jr.< /b> < br /> < br /> < br /> < br /> The notion that & quot; thinking about computing is one of the most exciting things the human mind can do& quot; sets both < I> The Little Schemer< /I> (formerly known as < I> The Little LISPer< /I> ) and its new companion volume, < I> The Seasoned Schemer< /I> , apart from other books on LISP. The authors' enthusiasm for their subject is compelling as they present abstract concepts in a humorous and easy-to-grasp fashion. Together, these books will open new doors of thought to anyone who wants to find out what computing is really about.< br /> < br /> < I> The Little Schemer< /I> introduces computing as an extension of arithmetic and algebra — things that everyone studies in grade school and high school. It introduces programs as recursive functions and briefly discusses the limits of what computers can do. The authors use the programming language Scheme, and interesting foods to illustrate these abstract ideas. < I> The Seasoned Schemer< /I> informs the reader about additional dimensions of computing: functions as values, change of state, and exceptional cases.< br /> < br /> < I> The Little LISPer< /I> has been a popular introduction to LISP for many years. It had appeared in French and Japanese. < I> The Little Schemer< /I> and < I> The Seasoned Schemer< /I> are worthy successors and will prove equally popular as textbooks for Scheme courses as well as companion texts for any complete introductory course in ComputerScience.

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drawings by Duane Bibbyforeword and afterword by Guy L. Steele Jr.The notion that "thinking about computing is one of the most exciting things the human mind can do" sets both The Little Schemer (formerly known as The Little LISPer) and its new companion volume, The Seasoned Schemer, apart from other books on LISP. The authors' enthusiasm for their subject is compelling as they present abstract concepts in a humorous and easy-to-grasp fashion. Together, these books will open new doors of thought to anyone who wants to find out what computing is really about. The Little Schemer introduces computing as an extension of arithmetic and algebra ;things that everyone studies in grade school and high school. It introduces programs as recursive functions and briefly discusses the limits of what computers can do. The authors use the programming language Scheme, and interesting foods to illustrate these abstract ideas. The Seasoned Schemer informs the reader about additional dimensions of computing: functions as values, change of state, and exceptional cases. The Little LISPer has been a popular introduction to LISP for many years. It had appeared in French and Japanese. The Little Schemer and The SeasonedSchemer are worthy successors and will prove equally popular as textbooks for Scheme courses as well as companion texts for any complete introductory course in Computer Science.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 205) and index.

About the Author

Daniel P. Friedman is Professor of Computer Science at Indiana University and is the author of many books published by the MIT Press, including The Little Schemer (fourth edition, 1995), The Seasoned Schemer (1995), A Little Java, A Few Patterns (1997), each of these coauthored with Matthias Felleisen, and The Reasoned Schemer (2005), coauthored with William E. Byrd and Oleg Kiselyov.Matthias Felleisen is Trustee Professor of Computer Science at Northeastern University, recipient of the Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, and co-author (with Daniel Friedman) of The Little Schemer and three other "Little" books published by the MIT Press.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262561006
With:
Felleisen, Matthias
Foreword:
Steele, Guy L., Jr.
Foreword by:
Steele, Guy L., Jr.
Foreword:
Steele, Guy L., Jr.
Author:
Steele, Guy L., Jr.
Author:
Bibby, Duane
Author:
Friedman, Daniel P.
Author:
Guy L Steele, Jr.
Author:
Felleisen, Matthias
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
Programming Languages - LISP
Subject:
Lisp (computer program language)
Subject:
Scheme (Computer program language)
Subject:
LISP
Subject:
Scheme
Subject:
Computer Languages-Lisp
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Seasoned Schemer
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
19951221
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.9 x 6.9 x 0.5 in
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , drawings by Duane Bibbyforeword and afterword by Guy L. Steele Jr.The notion that "thinking about computing is one of the most exciting things the human mind can do" sets both The Little Schemer (formerly known as The Little LISPer) and its new companion volume, The Seasoned Schemer, apart from other books on LISP. The authors' enthusiasm for their subject is compelling as they present abstract concepts in a humorous and easy-to-grasp fashion. Together, these books will open new doors of thought to anyone who wants to find out what computing is really about. The Little Schemer introduces computing as an extension of arithmetic and algebra ;things that everyone studies in grade school and high school. It introduces programs as recursive functions and briefly discusses the limits of what computers can do. The authors use the programming language Scheme, and interesting foods to illustrate these abstract ideas. The Seasoned Schemer informs the reader about additional dimensions of computing: functions as values, change of state, and exceptional cases. The Little LISPer has been a popular introduction to LISP for many years. It had appeared in French and Japanese. The Little Schemer and The SeasonedSchemer are worthy successors and will prove equally popular as textbooks for Scheme courses as well as companion texts for any complete introductory course in Computer Science.
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