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Numerical Recipes in Pascal (First Edition): The Art of Scientific Computing [Hardcover]

William H. Press , Brian P. Flannery , Saul A. Teukolsky , William T. Vetterling
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27 Oct 1989 0521375169 978-0521375160 Rev Ed
Numerical Recipes: The Art of Scientific Computing was first published in 1986 and became an instant classic among scientists, engineers, and social scientists. In this book the original, time-tested programs have been completely reworked into a clear, consistent Pascal style. This represents a significant improvement to the immensely successful programs contained in the first edition, which were originally written in Fortran. The authors make extensive use of pointers, dynamic memory allocation, and other features utilized by this language. The explanatory text accompanying the programs replicates the lucid, and easy-to-read prose found in the original version, and incorporates corrections, improvements, and explanations of special Pascal features. The product of a unique collaboration among four leading scientists in academic research and industry, Numerical Recipes in Pascal fills a long-recognized need for a practical, comprehensive handbook of scientific computing in the Pascal language. The book is designed both for the Pascal programmer who wants exposure to the techniques of scientific computing, and for the working scientist, social scientist, and engineer. The scope of the book ranges from standard areas of numerical analysis (linear algebra, differential equations, roots) through subjects useful to signal processing (Fourier methods, filtering), data analysis (least squares, robust fitting, statistical functions), simulation (random deviates and Monte Carlo), and more. The lively, informal text combined with an underlying degree of mathematical sophistication makes the book useful to a wide range of readers, beginning at the advanced undergraduate level.

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  • Hardcover: 781 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Rev Ed edition (27 Oct 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521375169
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521375160
  • Product Dimensions: 24.3 x 16.3 x 4.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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"This book is indispensable to anyone who wishes to employ numerical techniques quickly and confidently without becoming an expert in applied mathematics." Journal of Nuclear Medicine

"Anyone who is numerate will read it with profit; anyone who is literate will read it with satisfaction; and anyone who has a sense of humor will read it with real enjoyment." Observatory

"Truly impressive is the insight the authors offer throughout into various aspects of the numerical methods presented." Physics Today

"There is no way that this review can even begin to convey the truly immense amount of material that is in this book." Technometrics

"Splendid text and reference on the art of scientific programming. As a sourcebook of important algorithms and their background information, proceeds effortlessly from the math and theory to the over 200 practical Pascal routines." Computer Book Review

"It really still remains a gold mine for those who need ready solutions to computing problems...You might well ask, 'do we really need another version whose text is unchanged but where the algorithms are presented in Pascal rather than in FORTRAN?' The answer is 'yes' if you, like me, are a Pascal programmer." Geological Magazine

"...a 'toolbox' for people in the sciences and engineering who frequently work with numbers." American Scientist

"I would recommend this text, or any of the series, to scientific programmers." Physics in Canada

"The book's virtues are that it lists important topics from numerical analysis that may be of interest to scientists and engineers. It gives a summary of the philosophy behind each of the methods discussed and a bibliography so that one can find out more." Computing Reviews

"This is a phenomenal effort. Virtually anyone involved in scientific computing, from engineers, to physicists, to social scientists, will find information and methods applicable to their specific needs, or helpful subroutines that can be inserted into the reader's existing programs....No matter what language you program in, these packages are classics, both as a textbook or reference. They are an essential and valuable addition to the academic, professional, or personal library." Internet

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This book has been extreamly useful and I have often used the routines found in the chapters on random numbers, and special functions (Gamma, Poisson, Binomial, F, Chi-Square, and more). Most mathematical-statistical packages nowadays do have the routines found in this book built in, but for construction of your own package, this is just what you need. With a minimal amount of effort the code will port to Delphi.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Scientific Computing for Dinosaurs 11 Jun 2011
By John M. Ford TOP 500 REVIEWER
As a programming dinosaur, I am grateful for a reference book that talks to me about advanced math programming in my native language. A non-computer science major in college, I learned to program in an introductory Pascal class and didn't go back to it for a few years. So, although I've accreted a few programming languages in the decades since, it feels like going home to read an algorithm in Pascal. This book is on my shelf for the times I need to step through a stat or math algorithm to understand it a little better.

The authors intended the book as a reference for more active programmers, and it is structured accordingly. The Table of Contents helps readers quickly find procedures of interest or--just as important--establish that they are not covered. The book begins with linear algebra and progress through topics of increasing complexity to partial differential equations. The authors' presentation style combines native Pascal code (not pseudocode), mathematical equations where appropriate, and an over-the-shoulder, buddy-in-the-next-cubicle, style of informal instruction, advice-giving, and warning. Good reference and good emotional support.

Like me, you will probably pick chapters and sections based on your individual needs and interests. I've benefitted most from the section on singular value decomposition (2.9) and chapter on Eigensystems (11). The chapters on Random Numbers (7) and Sorting (8) also shed some light on processes I usually don't think much about.

If you are a Pascal dinosaur and occasionally need to think about scientific computing, this book is for you. If you are from a more recent generation, you may benefit more from
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3.0 out of 5 stars good but not really useful 29 Mar 1999
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The algorithms given and explained in this book are good, but nowadays most of them are contained in any standard numerical software (such as Matlab).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Collections of algorithms still needed 30 Jan 2000
By Robert S. Ogle - Published on
In my work, I routinely write statistical programs which require algorithnms such as are contained in books like this. I own this book and the 1st and 2nd editions of Numerical Recipes in C. I had hoped that a 2nd edition for Pascal would be available. If publishers pay attention to the previous reviewer, I fear it will not be forthcoming. While I can not attest to the value of most of the algorithms contained in this book, those which I needed worked very well indeed and the surrounding discussions were enlightening and often witty. For those of us who need to write stand-alone programs for the great unwashed, piecing together routines from standard packages which require a knowledge of the package (and presumeably of what you are doing) is not an option. In those situations, a book such as this is indispensible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars routines and more routines 4 July 2001
By Carlos Eduardo Foltran - Published on
If you ever had to program a complicated numerical algorithm, such as SVD decomposition, Bessel functions, eigensystems or Fourier transform, you will know how useful this book is. All those problems, and many others, are presented, the theory is explained and the full code of a routine, which solves it, is given. This version brings the codes in Pascal, but there are versions for FORTRAN, C++ and Basic. If you need any routine, you just have to "cut and paste" it from the book into your program.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Among the very best! 17 July 2003
By Dr. Bill - Published on
Numerical Recipes (and N.R. in Pascal) is among my most-used reference books. This is not merely a book to help programmers shortcut through horrific number-crunching code. It is also a well-written text on the theory and practice of numerical methods. I can't imagine doing my job without it!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great toolbox for programmers 26 Mar 2014
By Elihu D. Feustel - Published on
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Need a heap-sort? The code is there and you don't even need to think about it. Polynomial regression? In there. Least squares? In there. There are over a hundred concepts with code. The code is good, and in the several instances I used it, the code worked flawlessly as presented.

This is a great resource to have, or a crash course on programming mathematical solutions if you have no background in that.
4.0 out of 5 stars The old PASCAL code still works 10 Feb 2014
By Dregischan - Published on
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Hello PASCAL people, I am glad I found this book as the old PASCAL code still works even while using Free Pascal (Lazarus) and Delphi. I wish it had an accompanying code CD.
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