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A short and sweet Computer Science/Wolfram Language Tutorial

While nothing beats the Wolfram language tutorial available at I decided to take a slightly different approach to share some knowledge about the language. There was this classic computer science lecture that took place at MIT in 1986 taught by Gerald Jay Sussman, Hal Abelson, Julie Sussman.

The original lecture can be found online on YouTube and the book is live online at MIT press. These are invaluable resources that you must go through if you want to get the full depth of the course. I include a short Wolfram Notebook with pieces of code I find very informative to the new programmer who wants to learn SICP (Structure and Interpretation of Computer programs).

The beauty of Wolfram Notebooks is that you can edit and play with the code in any way you wish. Don't be afraid of breaking it and fixing it. I do not include every program from the book just a few to teach some very core fundamental concepts of computer science and mostly how you can survive programming without traditional iterative structures like the For loop. Nothing beats the actual book so maybe after you go through this Wolfram notebook you may want to continue your journey with the resources I linked to above.


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