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Interpreting LISP

Programming and Data Structures

Authors: Knott, Gary D.

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  • A one-of-a-kind short book on learning and using Lisp
  • Takes a uniquely structural view on Lisp
  • An original functional programming language with many applications including data structures and even game development
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About this book

Learn Lisp programming in a data structures context, including tables, functions, forms, expressions, typed-pointers, I/O, garbage collection and some applications. This short primer contains a careful description of the data structures manipulated by Lisp functions. These data structures and others, notably hash tables, are also used in constructing a Lisp interpreter.  
Interpreting Lisp will be of special interest to those learning and using programming languages and computer architecture as well as data structures. This book will be useful to autodidacts, professional programmers, and computer enthusiasts in a wide variety of fields.

What You'll Learn

  • Use the atom table and the number table in Lisp 
  • Master expressions, typed pointers, arguments and results in typed pointers, and more
  • Write lambda expressions in Lisp 
  • Bind actual values to formal arguments 
  • Develop games in Lisp

Who This Book Is For
Experienced programmers new to Lisp.  

About the authors

Gary Knott, PhD is founder/CEO of Civlized Inc., the makers of MLAB.  He is also a professor, expert consultant in mathematical models with emphasis on applications of interest  to the National Institute of Health (NIH).  He was a computer scientist and programmer for the NIH as well. 

Table of contents (29 chapters)

Table of contents (29 chapters)
  • LISP

    Pages 1-1

    Knott, Gary D.

  • The Atom Table and the Number Table

    Pages 3-8

    Knott, Gary D.

  • Evaluation

    Pages 9-10

    Knott, Gary D.

  • Some Functions and Special Forms

    Pages 11-15

    Knott, Gary D.

  • S-Expressions

    Pages 17-18

    Knott, Gary D.

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2707-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2706-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Interpreting LISP
Book Subtitle
Programming and Data Structures
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Gary D. Knott
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2707-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2707-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2706-0
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIII, 150
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
First edition published by author, United States, 2007
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