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Math for Programmers; the book's purpose / target audience etc.

 
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Hi,


Not knowing anything about the book it's rather hard for me to interpret it's title in relation to the book's purpose. In other words what would be the reasons to for a person to invest time in the book?

The book's title certainly seems intriguing, math's being the most useful of the artificial tools at our disposal. The reason for my question is to verify the book's usefulness right at the source with the best of intentions.

Many thanks,


/SM
 
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Sebastian Makowiecki wrote:
(..) with the best of intentions. (..)



I forgot the road to hell is paved with these.
 
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Hello, you're asking about Math for Programmers, yes?  Your title seems to indicate so, but the link in your post points to another book it seems.

Anyway, Math for Programmers is a book for programmers who are looking to engage or re-engage with mathematical ideas in calculus and linear algebra.  It is not a traditional book on math because it covers a bunch of loosely related topics, and doesn't use proofs or derivations; instead it uses computer code.  If you are looking to strengthen your math skills before diving into some quantitative programming discipline like machine learning, it could be a great book for you.

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Ah, perfect, thank you for an explanation makes a lot of sense. A beautiful combination of math and programming lets you tackly just about any theoretical as well as practical problem I reckon.

Thanks for the book and for an answer.

P. S. Actually wondered how to make sure the post will be tied to the book's discussion, must have missed something.
 
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Sebastian Makowiecki wrote:. . . how to make sure the post will be tied to the book's discussion . . .

You don't need to worry about that; all posts in this forum are implicitly assumed to be related to the book promotion.
 
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Ah, I see what you mean by the 'link' in my first post. Did I put it there? Can't remember doing so on purpose. How do these things happen to me I wonder. Cheers.
 
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You mean the auto‑link? Paul Wheaton, this website's owner, is writing a book and training material about managing land sustainably, and the word “book” turns into a link to his new resource.
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:a book and training material



SKIP yes, well aware of it, thank you, one of many kickstarter backers here also a proud owner of "the rocket mass heater - builder's guide p.s. hopefully someday I will actually get a chance to build it too.
 
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