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Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs has had a dramatic impact on computer science curricula over the past decade This long awaited revision contains changes throughout the text There are

  • Title: Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
  • Author: Harold Abelson Gerald Jay Sussman Julie Sussman
  • ISBN: 9780262510875
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Paperback
  • Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs has had a dramatic impact on computer science curricula over the past decade This long awaited revision contains changes throughout the text There are new implementations of most of the major programming systems in the book, including the interpreters and compilers, and the authors have incorporated many small changes thaStructure and Interpretation of Computer Programs has had a dramatic impact on computer science curricula over the past decade This long awaited revision contains changes throughout the text There are new implementations of most of the major programming systems in the book, including the interpreters and compilers, and the authors have incorporated many small changes that reflect their experience teaching the course at MIT since the first edition was published A new theme has been introduced that emphasizes the central role played by different approaches to dealing with time in computational models objects with state, concurrent programming, functional programming and lazy evaluation, and nondeterministic programming There are new example sections on higher order procedures in graphics and on applications of stream processing in numerical programming, and many new exercises In addition, all the programs have been reworked to run in any Scheme implementation that adheres to the IEEE standard.

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    Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)

    About "Harold Abelson Gerald Jay Sussman Julie Sussman"

    1. Harold Abelson Gerald Jay Sussman Julie Sussman

      Harold Hal Abelson, Ph.D is Class of 1922 Professor of Computer Science and Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, a fellow of the IEEE, and a founding director of both Creative Commons and the Free Software Foundation.

    382 Comments

    1. The book was awesome Abelson and Sussman have created a masterpiece It provides a great introduction to computer science The book contains a lot of back referencing and you need to understand previous material in order to grok what you re currently reading The exercises are key you can probably accomplish it without doing them, but they really, really help reinforcing the knowledge They are also fun to do.The book starts slowly It might seem a bit basic for the experience programmer, yet I still [...]


    2. The legendary SICP reminded me of the the Bible in many respects The first is that people say you ve got to read it It will change your life You ll learn to see the real beauty in programs You aren t a real programmer unless you ve read it Every software developer should be required to read it Oh and you have to do the exercises all 300 of them or you didn t get it Disclosure my study group skipped 10 exercises.The second similarity to the Bible is that many who champion this book don t seem to [...]


    3. I read this on the advice of Dr Eiselt, Dean at that time of the College of Computing, after asking him via email alright, I m taking classes and whatnot, but I want the Stygian deep I want to go down as far as I can I want and need to read those books which have shaped the great computer scientists before me, the real thing Having probed the shelves of computer science and mathematics since, I remain convinced he could have given no better advice to a precocious freshman Used for several decade [...]


    4. A work of art SICP will make you a better programmer in the same way that reading Dostoevsky will make you a better writer.


    5. If you are a programmer or are majoring in computers in college in any shape, form, or fashion, read this book Let me reiterate If you re a programmer and you don t read this book you re worthless If you re a sys admin, and you write with scripting languages to do administrative tasks, and you don t read this book, you re worthless If you program for websites using javascript, ajax etc and you don t read this book, you re worthless.


    6. Nearly a decade ago when I first started college as a wide eyed computer science student, this book instilled a deep passion for programming into me To this day, I can pick up and reread any section of this book and that passion is reinvigorated There have been volumes written about the brilliance and beauty of this book by people smarter than me Every bit of this praise is deserved, and I do not need to add to that chorus I would instead like to mention a different facet of what makes this book [...]


    7. Imagine two sopho computer science majors in a dorm room late at night One of them, possibly under the influence of a recently decriminalized substance, turns to the other and asks, Have you ever thought about what a computer program is I mean, have you ever really thought about it This book is a good answer to that question The title is apt, it really is about the structure and interpretation of computer programs It s an enlightening read, but I write this as somebody who has been programming f [...]


    8. Twenty hours of video lecture by Abelson and Sussman are available through MIT Open CourseWare, though it is worth noting that these classes used the first edition of the textbook.



    9. In an ideal world, everybody learns Scheme as their first programming language and knows recursion, lambda, closure and multi paradigm programming as his her first step to programming The software of that world would be efficient, manageable, straightforward, readable and contains less bugs Unfortunately, this does not apply to most working engineers, including me.Brian Harvey link is right This is one of the best books ever written in computer science It uses a narrative structure to explor [...]



    10. One of the most inspiring computer books I ever read Brilliantly written, it almost makes you want to read it like a normal book The AI course I took only required to read a few parts of it, but I continued reading this book instead of other things I was supposed to read I gave it credits for the A I actually got It s not just about LISP, really It teaches you about a powerful, expressive tool LISP but it goes beyond simple syntax and shows you how to actually phrase the problem correctly in ord [...]


    11. The real gems in the book are in the exercises contained within I enjoyed reading about evaluation models and scope, streams especially modelling time in streams vs oop , merging streams, and the power of composition circuit design, constraint calculation programs After starting this book, I ve been trying to capture common patterns I see in my day to day programming and I do believe I ve gotten a lot better at it In any case, my vocabulary for talking about problems has improved and I m much m [...]


    12. It has been than a decade since I last read this book I didn t think this was a good book for teaching young people how to become programmers when I first read it and I think it is even less true today There are two reasons I think this First off I think this is a book that people who have forgotten what it was like to learn programming tend to recommend Usually after falling in with the Lisp crowd and spending a considerable amount of time boring everyone around them by bemoaning the fact that [...]


    13. Absolutely brilliant This book really lives up to its reputation, and is still astoundingly relevant considering it s 30 years old.The first three chapters are an introduction to programming in scheme, but they contain enough interesting material to make them worthwhile even for programmers with experience in Lisp like languages.The last two chapters, however, are where the book really shines Chapter 4 covers a scheme interpreter written in scheme The interpreter is then extended to provide lazy [...]


    14. This book is than just a technical manual It teaches foundations of lasting value in an elegant machine language that has been around in one form or another since the 1950s.Whilst the material gets impressively advanced just a couple of chapters in, I d also recommend this book to friends who ve never written code before The language used is built from very simple components and the exercises are progressive This could be followed by a curious novice in much the same way that a coffee table boo [...]


    15. This is a fascinating book Reading this book has made me very excited about functional programming The authors explain complicate topics elegantly.As I got further into the book it became increasingly complex What had started at easily my level passed what I can understand The last chapters are very in depth and even powerful.Programming for many years in imperative languages meant this book explored code in new ways for me I would definitely recommend reading it to expand you horizons Take it [...]


    16. Excellent book I read only like 1 3 of it for an undergrad course I was very happy back then when I realized that the slides that didn t make any sense at all where just excerpts from the book and the actual text was pretty good to understand.Well written, broad and deep, though not very practical in terms of direct applicability in practice introduction to Computer Science and especially Programming Almost philosophical in some parts, which I liked.Have to read the whole thing one day


    17. An excellent book on programming The foundation of functional programming explained Recursive and iterative process Function application Scheme.Though I read only first 2 chapters I gained so much from this book I learned how to design procedures to solve problems through recursion Only after reading this book I started to appreciate recursive functions Suddenly they became foundation to solving real world problems Divide and conquer.


    18. This book is generally described as the best introduction to programming I read it during 2009 2010 years and spent nearly all days of a summer fighting against exercises And this was the first time I really enjoyed reading computer science book I m not going to tell you how good it is, just remember the first rule of SICP every word in this book have it s place there for very good reasons.


    19. If I could go back and tell myself where to start with computer science, this would have been it It may be a little tough for beginners, but I feel that if you know enough to get through the first chapter or so, you will be set.


    20. This book is written for LISP programming language which is for my familiar.The first 3 chapters are normal introductions about statement, conditionThe chapter 4 provide useful explanation about interpreter which is a software to interpret and execute source code.


    21. A classic book to understand programming Loved reading it and also the lectures on ocw.mit Would also recommend Randy Bryant s Computer Systems and How to Design Programs by Matthias Felleisen, et,




    22. Classics 6 out of 5 Love it For coins exchange task, that breaks my head For cites like that Invent and fit have fits and reinvent We toast the Lisp programmer who pens his thoughts within nests of parentheses Developing a useful, general frame work for expressing the relations among different types of entities what philosophers call ontology seems intractably difficult e main difference between the confu sion that existed ten years ago and the confusion that exists now is that now a va riety of [...]


    23. Truly reads like the foundational text that most modern programming books disciplines have built upon So much of what s in this book is just now becoming vogue These men were way ahead of their time.Also, Scheme is an extremely interesting language The syntax is simple, minimal and can be easily extended into expressive languages , upon which you can model your problem.Lisp really grew on me as I read this But I will readily admit to only doing _some_ of the exercises I d love to do them all and [...]


    24. I loved the first three chapters, and liked chapter four Worth a read.Note to self Here s hoping there s nothing too special in chapter 5, because I leave that as an exercise to later, should I feel that my knowledge of registers isn t extensive enough.




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