There was a recent question (somewhat frequently asked) about how to learn Lisp to be a better Maxima user / developer that is a great example of that. The thread is called Lisp tutorial. The original poster has a simple request:
I have enjoyed using Maxima to solve differential equations. I would like
to learn lisp to complement Maxima. Can any of the maintainers of Maxima
(or others for that matter) recommend a lisp tutorial?
Ronald F. Modesitt
The list responded with a variety of resources.
- The Common Lisp wiki: Getting Started.
- Practical Common Lisp
- Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming: Case Studies in Common Lisp (on Amazon), companion site by Norvig
- Common Lisp: A Gentle Introduction to Symbolic Computation by Turetsky has also been previously mentioned on the list