Racket Programming the Fun Way (No Starch Press)
Friday, 05 February 2021

Subtitled "From Strings to Turing Machines", this introduction to the Racket functional programming language and DrRacket development environment explores topics in mathematics (mostly recreational) and computer science. James W. Stelly covers all the features, functions, and applications of the Racket programming language. A variety of coding paradigms are included, including iterative, object oriented, and logic programming. The book shows how to create interactive graphics, draw diagrams, and solve puzzles as you explore Racket through fun computer science topics--from statistical analysis to search algorithms and  the Turing machine.

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Author: James W. Stelly
Publisher: No Starch Press
Date: January 2021
Pages: 360
ISBN: 978-1718500822
Print: 1718500823
Kindle: B085BW4J16
Audience: Developers interested in Racket
Level: Intermediate
Category: Other Languages

  • Use DrRacket, an interactive development environment (IDE) for writing programs
  • Compute classical math problems, like the Fibonacci sequence
  • Generate two-dimensional function plots and create drawings using graphics primitives
  • Import and export data to and from Racket using ports, then visually analyze it
  • Build simple computing devices (pushdown automaton, Turing machine, and so on) that perform tasks
  • Use Racket's built-in libraries to develop a command line algebraic calculator

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