Part ONE

Forgetting or not understanding the differences between (···) {···} [···]

(···) parenthesis are for logical grouping and are useful when you are unsure which operations take precedence

Three Examples of common mistakes:

{···} curlies are for lists, iterators, and variable bounds

Example of a common mistake:

[···] single brackets are for lists, iterators, and variable bounds

Common Mistakes:

Examples of common mistakes:

[[···]] double brackets are for lists, iterators, and variable bounds

Example of common mistake:

Forgetting Mathematica's convention of capitalization of Functions

Examples of common mistakes:

Forgetting to use patterns in function definitions

Examples of common mistakes:

Forgetting to delayed evaluation, :=, in function definitions when the placeholders have been previously defined.

Example of common mistake:

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