CHAPTER 3Getting Help

In this chapter, we’ll describe ways to avoid making mistakes with Mathematica. It makes sense to have this chapter early in the book so that you can, well, avoid making mistakes! On the other hand, in order to understand the examples, you’ll need to know enough Mathematica to recognize the mistakes! So, try to read this chapter now—most of it can be read without yet knowing much Mathematica. And if any of it doesn’t really make sense, just skip it. But, you should definitely come back and reread this chapter after you have learned more Mathematica. In fact, the more Mathematica you know, the more you will be able to appreciate this chapter and pick up some valuable tips for avoiding and correcting syntax errors as well ...

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