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Racket Programming the Fun Way by James. W. Stelly

Racket Programming the Fun Way

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Racket Programming the Fun Way by James. W. Stelly
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Jan 08, 2021 | ISBN 9781718500822

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“Very cool. The book takes you through a logical series of chapters that build on one another, passing from the needed introduction to lists and all the basics of handling data of various types to arithmetic, functions, conditionals, into realms where Racket gets super interesting. Creating plots and graphs, GUIs, and working with data are done in ways unique to Lisp and its dialects and I really like how this book explains how to do so. The last few chapters of the book are super fascinating as they delve into topics like logic programming, computing machines, and even writing an algebraic calculator in Racket.”
—Matthew Helmke


“The author does a great of highlighting the power of the language — the concision, the flow, the ability to distil a problem. At time it’s impressive just how much can be achieved in a few lines of Racket code. For those of us using more verbose languages the difference is striking. . . . this is a book that gets my vote. It’s hard work in places, and you’ll need to put some effort in if you are get anywhere, but then that’s exactly the kind of fun that the book promises from the outset.”
—Pan Pantziarka, TechBookReport

Table Of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Racket Basics
Chapter 2: Arithmetic and Other Numerical Paraphernalia
Chapter 3: Function Fundamentals
Chapter 4: Plotting, Drawing, and a Bit of Set Theory
Chapter 5: GUI: Getting Users Interested
Chapter 6: Data
Chapter 7: Searching for Answers
Chapter 8: Logic Programming
Chapter 9: Computing Machines
Chapter 10: TRAC: The Racket Algebraic Calculator
Appendix A: Number Bases
Appendix B: Special Symbols
Index

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