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Apl2 in Depth : Springer Series in Statistics - Norman D. Thomson

Apl2 in Depth

Springer Series in Statistics

Paperback Published: 13th June 1995
ISBN: 9780387942131
Number Of Pages: 264

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This book is designed for people with a working knowledge of APL who would like to increase their fluency in the wide range of extra facilities offered by second-generation APL products. Although the primary product in view is IBM's APL2 as implemented on mainframe, PC and RS/6000, the language fea- tures covered share considerable common ground with APL *PLUS II and Oyalog APL. This is a book about skills rather than knowledge, and an acquaintance with some variety of APL on the reader's part is assumed from the start. It is designed to be read as a continuous text, interspersed with exer- cises designed to give progressively deeper insight into what the authors conceive as the features which have the greatest impact on programming techniques. It would also be suitable as a text-book for a second course in APL2, although experience suggests that most programming language learning is now by self- study, so that this volume is more likely to provide follow-up reading to more elementary texts such as "APL2 at a Glance" by Brown, Pakin and Polivka. Material is discussed more informally than in a language manual - in this book textual bulk is in proportion to difficulty and importance rather than to the extent of technical details. Indeed, some APL2 extensions are not covered at all where the technicalities pose no great problems in understanding and can be readily assimilated from the language manuals.

Preface
Conventions used for Arrays, Functions, Operators and Identities
Functions and Arrays in APL2p. 1
Operatorsp. 53
Elementary Data Structuringp. 75
Using Functions and Arraysp. 89
Using Operatorsp. 121
Advanced Modelling and Data Structuresp. 195
App. A: Solutions to Exercisesp. 223
App. B: Some Key Rules and Identitiesp. 257
App. C: List of Illustrationsp. 259
Indexp. 261
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ISBN: 9780387942131
ISBN-10: 0387942130
Series: Springer Series in Statistics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 13th June 1995
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 15.7  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.44