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How to implement a set method? [duplicate]

I'm trying to program using object orientation in Mathematica. For this i need to implement get and set methods. Lets consider that we are working with a person class, that have the fields name and ...
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Where can I find examples of good Mathematica programming practice?

I consider myself a pretty good Mathematica programmer, but I'm always looking out for ways to either improve my way of doing things in Mathematica, or to see if there's something nifty that I haven't ...
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Struct equivalent in Mathematica?

I really miss having something like a struct in Mathematica. I know of (and regularly use) a couple of programming techniques which feel like a ...
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4answers
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Accessing list elements by name

First, a bit of a long introduction to my problem: I only have a few weeks of Mathematica experience. I am creating a mathematica application that calculates some material properties of steel based ...
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4answers
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How to implement the Observer design pattern?

As a programmer with a history with procedural languages, the Observer design pattern inmediately springs to my mind when attacking certain class of problems, mostly UI/notifications related. A two-...
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1answer
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Why does the mean in my coin tossing simulation not approach 1/2?

I simulate a simple experiment, a coin flip. What I do is accumulate the mean of the results up to the i-th experiment. What I can't figure out is why the computed means do not asymptotically approach ...
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2answers
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Hiding certain user-defined functions in front-end autocompletion

I have written an elaborate code that contains a collection of functions for the user and a bunch of auxiliary functions whose existence I would like to hide away from the user. I've written my code ...
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2answers
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Association and rudimentary object-oriented programming

Doesn't Association provide us rudimentary object oriented programming via constructs like ...
6
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1answer
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How does thing[“property”] syntax work?

Many builtin "things" support the (usually undocumented) syntax thing["property"], and usually the available properties can be listed using thing["Properties"] (thing["Methods"] might work too). ...
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1answer
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Override @ to mock Java Classes

This question appears impossibly long so apologies in advance (skip to the bottom if you want to see the actual questions). I want to be able to mock Java Classes in Mathematica code. For example, I ...
7
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1answer
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Builder pattern for complex objects construction

Intro I was watching "UnRisk-Q Instrument Builder" talk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx3goIBpOdE) and those guys use builder pattern to build complex objects like this: ...
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1answer
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Inheritance in Mathematica using pattern matching on UpValues

Edit: I think in my original post, I missed emphasizing the main point. This is mainly a pattern matching question. If you're interested in the 'why' of this question, please read the original post ...
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Which Object-oriented paradigm approach to use in Mathematica?

Which Object-Oriented Paradigm (OOP) approach to use in Mathematica for: general implementation, or a particular project? There are a lot of related questions and answers in MSE on doing OOP that ...
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2answers
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Bare symbol invocation fails but not if used with an argument

How to achieve the following behavior on a symbol f? Background: The main goal is to use the symbol to tag an abstract data structure where downvalues are used to store information. Only defined ...
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0answers
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Custom Head for Encapsulation

Often when I'm writing a project in Mathematica, the number of arguments I must provide to functions spins out of control. I need a sort of object-oriented encapsulation approach. I've already had a ...

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