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The Little Schemer, 4th Edition

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Introduces computing as an extension of arithmetic and algebra. Also introduces programs as recursive functions and briefly discusses the limits of what computers can do.

This text is a companion volume to The Seasoned Schemer and includes thoughts for anyone who wants to know what computing is about and to learn the physics of cyberspace. The information is presented in a humorous and easy-to-grasp fashion.

Synopsis:

< B> < I> drawings by Duane Bibby< /I> < /B> < br /> < br /> < b> foreword by Gerald J. Sussman< /b> < 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 Computer Science.

Synopsis:

"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 Seasoned Schemer" 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.

About the Author

Daniel P. Friedman is Professor in the Computer Science Department, Indiana University, and Matthias Felleisen is Professor in the Computer Science Department, Rice University. Together they have taught courses on computing and programming with Scheme for more than 25 years and published over 100 papers and three books on these topics.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262560993
Foreword:
Sussman, Gerald J.
With:
Felleisen, Matthias
Foreword by:
Sussman, Gerald J.
Foreword:
Sussman, Gerald J.
Author:
Friedman, Daniel P.
Author:
Felleisen, Matthias
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge Mass. :
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Programming Languages - LISP
Subject:
Lisp (computer program language)
Subject:
Scheme (Computer program language)
Subject:
LISP
Subject:
Scheme
Subject:
Computer Languages-Lisp
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
fourth edition
Series:
The Little Schemer
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
19951221
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12
Pages:
210
Dimensions:
8.9 x 6.9 x 0.6 in
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , < B> < I> drawings by Duane Bibby< /I> < /B> < br /> < br /> < b> foreword by Gerald J. Sussman< /b> < 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 Computer Science.
"Synopsis" by , "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 Seasoned Schemer" 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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