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A Sampler of Elegant Programs

Volume 1, Issue 3
Winter 1991
Ilan Vardi, Wolfram Research, Inc.

This article presents several elegant Mathematica constructs, using them to solve some example problems. By an elegant program I mean not only one that minimizes the number of commands used and avoids temporary variables not intrinsic to the algorithm but one that is also reasonably efficient. Functional programs seem most likely to satisfy these requirements.
In order to get a better feeling for the solutions and to compare your own programming style to the one presented here, it's probably a good idea to try to do these problems before looking at the solutions.

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