[plt-scheme] Scheme Literature

From: Gordon Weakliem (gweakliem at oddpost.com)
Date: Sun Jan 4 21:46:01 EST 2004

I found "Learn Scheme in Fixnum Days" (comes with the PLT docs) to be a really good way to pick up Scheme, but that's speaking as an experienced programmer from a C language background.  Also, John Small has a work in progress called "Learn Scheme Now", which seems to be a really nice book, though I think it assumes more of a complete CS background.  John told me in an email that he plans to self publish a printed version of this when it's complete.  So these may not be the ones for you, but I thought I'd throw them out there.  They're freely available, so the price is right, at least. 
[1] http://www.rogare.com/downloads/scheme/lsnow.pdf 
-----Original Message from Ricardo Massamitsu Nonomura <nonomura at moimeichego.de>----- 
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Hi All, 

I'm new to the list and to Scheme... 

I'm considering to buy some literature on Scheme, at the university and 
at home I use DrScheme, as there is no book on Scheme book available at 
the University's Library... 
Could you recommend a good reference book, for someone in the First 
Semester, whose only programming experience is with Visual Basic for 
Applications, i.e. I never wrote a complex program. 

I was considering The Scheme Programming Language, 3rd Edition from R 
Kent Dybvig, as it's the newer Scheme book listed on Amazon, and not 
that expensive... 

Is this book good, or do you have other books that would be more useful 
for a beginner?? 


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