Exercises that provide directions for further explorations, with a Solutions Manual available upon request. Also, we investigate implementation of the global problem, called optimization along a line.
Developed programs are effective and simpler with respect to the corresponding in the procedural programming languages. Several numerical examples are reported. Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
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First order gradient optimization in LISP. This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access. This is a great introduction to the CLOS mindset. It includes discussion of relatively advanced topics such as the choice between :initform and :default-initargs and use of :around methods. Despite its age it's still great.
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Peter Norvig. Possibly the best hardcore programming book ever.
Christian Queinnec. A very nice in-depth look at the internal workings of Lisp-like languages. A bit too Schemey. Common Lisp: The Language 2nd ed.
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- Circle of Three #13: And It Harm None (Circle of Three).
- Organizational Learning at NASA: The Columbia and Challenger Accidents (Public Management and Change).
Guy Steele. Appallingly out of date, but I found it a great way to learn the language. I am, however, a bit of a weirdo, so I don't guarantee that this particular preference will be very transferable.
On Lisp. Paul Graham. Graham is a vigorous advocate of short, dense programs. Here are some fine examples of how to write them. Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs.