Practical Common Lisp

* Treats LISP as a language for commercial applications, not a language for academic AI concerns.

Practical Common Lisp

* Treats LISP as a language for commercial applications, not a language for academic AI concerns. This could be considered to be a secondary text for the Lisp course that most schools teach . This would appeal to students who sat through a LISP course in college without quite getting it – so a "nostalgia" approach, as in "wow-lisp can be practical..." * Discusses the Lisp programming model and environment. Contains an introduction to the language and gives a thorough overview of all of Common Lisp’s main features. * Designed for experienced programmers no matter what languages they may be coming from and written for a modern audience—programmers who are familiar with languages like Java, Python, and Perl. * Includes several examples of working code that actually does something useful like Web programming and database access.

Practical Common Lisp

This is the first book that introduces Lisp as a language for the real world. Practical Common Lisp presents a thorough introduction to Common Lisp, providing you with an overall understanding of the language features and how they work.

Practical Common Lisp

Lisp is often thought of as an academic language, but it need not be. This is the first book that introduces Lisp as a language for the real world. Practical Common Lisp presents a thorough introduction to Common Lisp, providing you with an overall understanding of the language features and how they work. Over a third of the book is devoted to practical examples, such as the core of a spam filter and a web application for browsing MP3s and streaming them via the Shoutcast protocol to any standard MP3 client software (e.g., iTunes, XMMS, or WinAmp). In other "practical" chapters, author Peter Seibel demonstrates how to build a simple but flexible in-memory database, how to parse binary files, and how to build a unit test framework in 26 lines of code.

Common Lisp Recipes

This book covers areas as diverse as web programming, databases, graphical user interfaces, integration with other programming languages, multi-threading, and mobile devices as well as debugging techniques and optimization, to name just a ...

Common Lisp Recipes

Find solutions to problems and answers to questions you are likely to encounter when writing real-world applications in Common Lisp. This book covers areas as diverse as web programming, databases, graphical user interfaces, integration with other programming languages, multi-threading, and mobile devices as well as debugging techniques and optimization, to name just a few. Written by an author who has used Common Lisp in many successful commercial projects over more than a decade, Common Lisp Recipes is also the first Common Lisp book to tackle such advanced topics as environment access, logical pathnames, Gray streams, delivery of executables, pretty printing, setf expansions, or changing the syntax of Common Lisp. The book is organized around specific problems or questions each followed by ready-to-use example solutions and clear explanations of the concepts involved, plus pointers to alternatives and more information. Each recipe can be read independently of the others and thus the book will earn a special place on your bookshelf as a reference work you always want to have within reach. Common Lisp Recipes is aimed at programmers who are already familiar with Common Lisp to a certain extent but do not yet have the experience you typically only get from years of hacking in a specific computer language. It is written in a style that mixes hands-on no-frills pragmatism with precise information and prudent mentorship. If you feel attracted to Common Lisp's mix of breathtaking features and down-to-earth utilitarianism, you'll also like this book.

Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming

This volume is an excellent text for a course on AI programming, a useful supplement for general AI courses and an indispensable reference for the professional programmer.

Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming

Paradigms of AI Programming is the first text to teach advanced Common Lisp techniques in the context of building major AI systems. By reconstructing authentic, complex AI programs using state-of-the-art Common Lisp, the book teaches students and professionals how to build and debug robust practical programs, while demonstrating superior programming style and important AI concepts. The author strongly emphasizes the practical performance issues involved in writing real working programs of significant size. Chapters on troubleshooting and efficiency are included, along with a discussion of the fundamentals of object-oriented programming and a description of the main CLOS functions. This volume is an excellent text for a course on AI programming, a useful supplement for general AI courses and an indispensable reference for the professional programmer.

Common LISP Modules

To ensure portability to all Common LISP environments, I have provided a portable graphics library in Chapter 2. All programs in this book are copyrighted by Mark Watson.

Common LISP Modules

While creativity plays an important role in the advancement of computer science, great ideas are built on a foundation of practical experience and knowledge. This book presents programming techniques which will be useful in both AI projects and more conventional software engineering endeavors. My primary goal is to enter tain, to introduce new technologies and to provide reusable software modules for the computer programmer who enjoys using programs as models for solutions to hard and interesting problems. If this book succeeds in entertaining, then it will certainly also educate. I selected the example application areas covered here for their difficulty and have provided both program examples for specific applications and (I hope) the method ology and spirit required to master problems for which there is no obvious solution. I developed the example programs on a Macintosh TM using the Macintosh Common LISP TM development system capturing screen images while the example programs were executing. To ensure portability to all Common LISP environments, I have provided a portable graphics library in Chapter 2. All programs in this book are copyrighted by Mark Watson. They can be freely used in any free or commercial software systems if the following notice appears in the fine print of the program's documentation: "This program contains software written by Mark Watson." No royalties are required. The program miniatures contained in this book may not be distributed by posting in source code form on public information networks, or in printed form without my written permission.

Coders at Work

Hundreds of people have suggested names of programmers to interview on the Coders at Work web site: www.codersatwork.com. The complete list was 284 names.

Coders at Work

Peter Seibel interviews 15 of the most interesting computer programmers alive today in Coders at Work, offering a companion volume to Apress’s highly acclaimed best-seller Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston. As the words “at work” suggest, Peter Seibel focuses on how his interviewees tackle the day-to-day work of programming, while revealing much more, like how they became great programmers, how they recognize programming talent in others, and what kinds of problems they find most interesting. Hundreds of people have suggested names of programmers to interview on the Coders at Work web site: www.codersatwork.com. The complete list was 284 names. Having digested everyone’s feedback, we selected 15 folks who’ve been kind enough to agree to be interviewed: Frances Allen: Pioneer in optimizing compilers, first woman to win the Turing Award (2006) and first female IBM fellow Joe Armstrong: Inventor of Erlang Joshua Bloch: Author of the Java collections framework, now at Google Bernie Cosell: One of the main software guys behind the original ARPANET IMPs and a master debugger Douglas Crockford: JSON founder, JavaScript architect at Yahoo! L. Peter Deutsch: Author of Ghostscript, implementer of Smalltalk-80 at Xerox PARC and Lisp 1.5 on PDP-1 Brendan Eich: Inventor of JavaScript, CTO of the Mozilla Corporation Brad Fitzpatrick: Writer of LiveJournal, OpenID, memcached, and Perlbal Dan Ingalls: Smalltalk implementor and designer Simon Peyton Jones: Coinventor of Haskell and lead designer of Glasgow Haskell Compiler Donald Knuth: Author of The Art of Computer Programming and creator of TeX Peter Norvig: Director of Research at Google and author of the standard text on AI Guy Steele: Coinventor of Scheme and part of the Common Lisp Gang of Five, currently working on Fortress Ken Thompson: Inventor of UNIX Jamie Zawinski: Author of XEmacs and early Netscape/Mozilla hacker

A Practical Introduction to Fuzzy Logic using LISP

In Common Lisp the comparator operator “=” is only used for comparing
numerical values. ... However in CommonLisp we need to use the expression (list
(car result) (cdr result)) in order to avoid a dotted pair as a function result since it
would ...

A Practical Introduction to Fuzzy Logic using LISP

This book makes use of the LISP programming language to provide readers with the necessary background to understand and use fuzzy logic to solve simple to medium-complexity real-world problems. It introduces the basics of LISP required to use a Fuzzy LISP programming toolbox, which was specifically implemented by the author to “teach” the theory behind fuzzy logic and at the same time equip readers to use their newly-acquired knowledge to build fuzzy models of increasing complexity. The book fills an important gap in the literature, providing readers with a practice-oriented reference guide to fuzzy logic that offers more complexity than popular books yet is more accessible than other mathematical treatises on the topic. As such, students in first-year university courses with a basic tertiary mathematical background and no previous experience with programming should be able to easily follow the content. The book is intended for students and professionals in the fields of computer science and engineering, as well as disciplines including astronomy, biology, medicine and earth sciences. Software developers may also benefit from this book, which is intended as both an introductory textbook and self-study reference guide to fuzzy logic and its applications. The complete set of functions that make up the Fuzzy LISP programming toolbox can be downloaded from a companion book’s website.

Formal and Practical Aspects of Domain Specific Languages Recent Developments

X-expressions in )flMLisp: S-expressions and extensible markup language unite.
Paper presented at the International Lisp Conference, Cambridge, MA. Rompf, T.,
Sujeeth, A. K., Lee, H., ... Seibel, P. (2005). Practical Common Lisp. Berkeley ...

Formal and Practical Aspects of Domain Specific Languages  Recent Developments

"This book presents current research on all aspects of domain-specific language for scholars and practitioners in the software engineering fields, providing new results and answers to open problems in DSL research"--

Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing Part II

Apress (September 16, 2009) Seibel, P.: Practical Common Lisp, 1st edn. Apress
(April 11, 2005), http://www.gigamonkeys.com/book/, Steele, G.L.: Common Lisp
the Language, 2nd edn. Digital Press (1990), ISBN 1-55558-041-6, ...

Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing  Part II

This volume constitutes the proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing, ICAISC'2010, held in Zakopane, Poland in June 13-17, 2010. The articles are organized in topical sections on Fuzzy Systems and Their Applications; Data Mining, Classification and Forecasting; Image and Speech Analysis; Bioinformatics and Medical Applications (Volume 6113) together with Neural Networks and Their Applications; Evolutionary Algorithms and Their Applications; Agent System, Robotics and Control; Various Problems aof Artificial Intelligence (Volume 6114).

Intelligent Systems for Engineers and Scientists Third Edition

The third edition of this bestseller examines the principles of artificial intelligence and their application to engineering and science, as well as techniques for developing intelligent systems to solve practical problems.

Intelligent Systems for Engineers and Scientists  Third Edition

The third edition of this bestseller examines the principles of artificial intelligence and their application to engineering and science, as well as techniques for developing intelligent systems to solve practical problems. Covering the full spectrum of intelligent systems techniques, it incorporates knowledge-based systems, computational intelligence, and their hybrids. Using clear and concise language, Intelligent Systems for Engineers and Scientists, Third Edition features updates and improvements throughout all chapters. It includes expanded and separated chapters on genetic algorithms and single-candidate optimization techniques, while the chapter on neural networks now covers spiking networks and a range of recurrent networks. The book also provides extended coverage of fuzzy logic, including type-2 and fuzzy control systems. Example programs using rules and uncertainty are presented in an industry-standard format, so that you can run them yourself. The first part of the book describes key techniques of artificial intelligence—including rule-based systems, Bayesian updating, certainty theory, fuzzy logic (types 1 and 2), frames, objects, agents, symbolic learning, case-based reasoning, genetic algorithms, optimization algorithms, neural networks, hybrids, and the Lisp and Prolog languages. The second part describes a wide range of practical applications in interpretation and diagnosis, design and selection, planning, and control. The author provides sufficient detail to help you develop your own intelligent systems for real applications. Whether you are building intelligent systems or you simply want to know more about them, this book provides you with detailed and up-to-date guidance. Check out the significantly expanded set of free web-based resources that support the book at: http://www.adrianhopgood.com/aitoolkit/

Practical Aspects of Declarative Languages

Boyer and Moore's ACL2 theorem prover combines first- order applicative
Common Lisp with a computational, first-order logic. While ACL2 has become
popular and is being used for large programs, ACL2 forces programmers to rely
on ...

Practical Aspects of Declarative Languages

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Practical Aspects of Declarative Languages, PADL 2009, held in Savannah, GA, USA, in January 2009, colocated with POPL 2009, the Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages. The 18 revised full papers presented together with 1 invited talk were carefully reviewed and selected from 48 submissions. The volume features original work emphasizing novel applications and implementation techniques for all forms of declarative concepts, including functions, relations, logic, and constraints. The papers address all current aspects of declarative programming; they are organized in topical sections on user interfaces and environments, networks and data, multi-threading and parallelism, databases and large data sets, tabling and optimization, as well as language extensions and implementation.

Clojure Programming

This book helps you learn the fundamentals of Clojure with examples relating it to the languages you know already, in the domains and topics you work with every day.

Clojure Programming

Clojure is a practical, general-purpose language that offers expressivity rivaling other dynamic languages like Ruby and Python, while seamlessly taking advantage of Java libraries, services, and all of the resources of the JVM ecosystem. This book helps you learn the fundamentals of Clojure with examples relating it to the languages you know already, in the domains and topics you work with every day. See how this JVM language can help eliminate unnecessary complexity from your programming practice and open up new options for solving the most challenging problems. Clojure Programming demonstrates the language’s flexibility by showing how it can be used for common tasks like web programming and working with databases, up through more demanding applications that require safe, effective concurrency and parallelism, data analysis, and more. This in-depth look helps tie together the full Clojure development experience, from how to organize your project and an introduction to Clojure build tooling, to a tutorial on how to make the most of Clojure’s REPL during development, and how to deploy your finished application in a cloud environment. Learn how to use Clojure while leveraging your investment in the Java platform Understand the advantages of Clojure as an efficient Lisp for the JVM See how Clojure is used today in several practical domains Discover how Clojure eliminates the need for many verbose and complicated design patterns Deploy large or small web applications to the cloud with Clojure

The Common Lisp Condition System

This book supplements already existing material for studying Common Lisp as a language by providing detailed information about the Lisp condition system and its control flow mechanisms; it also describes an example ANSI-conformant ...

The Common Lisp Condition System

Discover the functioning and example uses of the Common Lisp condition system. This book supplements already existing material for studying Common Lisp as a language by providing detailed information about the Lisp condition system and its control flow mechanisms; it also describes an example ANSI-conformant implementation of the condition system. In part 1 of The Common Lisp Condition System, the author introduces the condition system using a bottom-up approach, constructing it piece by piece. He uses a storytelling approach to convey the foundation of the condition system, dynamically providing code to alter the behavior of an existing program. Later, in part 2, you’ll implement a full and complete ANSI-conformant condition system while examining and testing each piece of code that you write. Throughout, the author demonstrates how to extend Lisp using Lisp itself by using the condition system as an example. This is done while paying proper attention to the CL restart subsystem, giving it attention on a par with the handler subsystem. After reading and using this book, you'll have learned about the inner functioning of the condition system, how to use it in your own Common Lisp coding and applications, and how to implement it from scratch, should such a need arise. What You Will Learn Examine the condition system and see why it is important in Common Lisp Construct the condition system from scratch using foundational mechanisms provided by Common Lisp Program the condition system and its control flow mechanisms to achieve practical results Implement all parts of a condition system: conditions, restarts, handler- and restart-binding macros, signalling mechanisms, assertions, a debugger, and more Who This Book Is For Beginning and intermediate Lisp programmers, as well as intermediate programmers of other programming languages.

Computer Book Introduction

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Computer Book Introduction

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 31. Chapters: Effective Perl Programming, Computers and Intractability: A Guide to the Theory of NP-Completeness, What to Do After You Hit Return or P.C.C.'s First Book of Computer Games, Introduction to Algorithms, Underground, Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, Computer: A History of the Information Machine, BASIC Computer Games, Electronic Life, The C++ Programming Language, Why's Guide to Ruby, De Re Atari, Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace, Open Source for the Enterprise: Managing Risks, Reaping Rewards, Decline and Fall of the American Programmer, SMARTBOMB: The Quest for Art, Entertainment, and Big Bucks in the Videogame Revolution, Enterprise Integration Patterns, The Tao of Programming, Chris Crawford on Game Design, The Art of Deception, Common Lisp the Language, Code Complete, Thinking in Java, Agile Web Development with Rails, Perl Cookbook, The Future of the Internet, Alphabet to E-mail, The Art of Unix Programming, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Internet, Dreaming in Code, Learning Python, 21st Century Game Design, Game Design: Theory and Practice, The Law of Cyber-Space, Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web by its inventor, Literary Machines, Higher-Order Perl, The Pragmatic Programmer, Programming Ruby, Principles of Compiler Design, C Traps and Pitfalls, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Brute Force: Cracking the Data Encryption Standard, The Oracle J2EE Companion, The Art of Computer Game Design, Firewalls and Internet Security, The Secret Guide to Computers, Trigger Happy, A Theory of Fun for Game Design, The Book of Games Volume 2, The Macintosh Way, The Art of the Metaobject Protocol, Fun Inc, Practical Common Lisp, The Age of Intelligent Machines, Object-Oriented Programming in Common Lisp: A Programmer's Guide to CLOS, List of computer books, Learning C...

Dr Dobb s Journal

-John Lam Practical Common Lisp Peter Seibel ( Apress ) Peter Seibel offers a
fresh view of Lisp and its possibilities for elegantly solving problems . In Practical
Common Lisp , he gives enough basic information to let you quickly see the ...

Dr  Dobb s Journal


Practical Computing on the Cell Broadband Engine

This has been written using Common Lisp, although an experimental C++ port
has also been performed. The Lisp code is shown in Listing 23.3 and contains
several functions which convert the gate-level netlist into polynomials with Parker
- ...

Practical Computing on the Cell Broadband Engine

Practical Programming in the Cell Broadband Engine offers a unique programming guide for the Cell Broadband Engine, demonstrating a large number of real-life programs to identify and solve problems in engineering, logic design, VLSI CAD, number-theory, graph-theory, computational geometry, image processing, and other subjects. Key features include: Numerous diagrams, mnemonics, tables, charts, code samples for making program development on the CBE as accessible as possible Comprehensive reading list for introductory material to the subject matter A website providing all source codes and sample-data for examples presented in this text.

Principles of Biomedical Informatics

L. Hunter , chapter 2 , 47-120 . Menlo Park , California : American Association for
Artificial Intelligence Press . 294. Seibel , P. 2005. Practical Common Lisp .
Berkeley , CA : Apress . 295. Shah , J. P. , F. C. Candela , and A. K. Poddar . 1990
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Principles of Biomedical Informatics

This volume provides a foundation for understanding the fundamentals of biomedical informatics, which deals with the storage, retrieval and use of biomedical data for biological problem solving and medical decision making. It covers the three main biomedical domains of basic biology, clinical medicine and public health.

Pure and Applied Mathematics Quarterly

[ 4 ] Barski , C . Lisperati . Tutorial available at http : / / www . lisperati . com [ 5 ]
Cohen , H . A Course in Computational Algebraic Number Theory ( Springer
Grad . Texts in Math . 138 ) . ... [ 16 ] Seibel , P . Practical Common Lisp . Apress ,
2005 .

Pure and Applied Mathematics Quarterly


Scientific Annals of Computer Science

... Marcus Denker , and Éric Tanter . Unanticipated partial behavioral reflection :
Adapting applications at runtime . Journal of Computer Languages , Systems and
Structures , 34 ( 2-3 ) : 46-65 , 2008 . [ 25 ] Peter Seibel . Practical Common Lisp ...

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