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#1 2014-04-28 05:00:40

ManiticMath
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Registered: 2014-04-24
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Need advice

I have absolutely no experience with programming, but I want to start. Any advice on what to start on and how to start?


When ever I see a brand new new math problem, I want to solve it. Then I want to burn it. Then I want to rebuild it in a new, more streamlined way.

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#2 2014-04-28 05:05:22

bobbym
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Re: Need advice

What do you have access to, what languages, programs, etc?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3 2014-04-29 00:25:24

ShivamS
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Re: Need advice

http://introcs.cs.princeton.edu/java/home/

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#4 2014-04-30 05:15:58

ManiticMath
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Re: Need advice

Ok. Thank you. I'll look at it.


When ever I see a brand new new math problem, I want to solve it. Then I want to burn it. Then I want to rebuild it in a new, more streamlined way.

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#5 2014-04-30 05:36:38

Agnishom
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Re: Need advice

I like codeacademy


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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#6 2014-04-30 05:44:20

bobbym
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Re: Need advice

Some people like Python to start with.

https://www.python.org/


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#7 2014-04-30 08:24:44

ShivamS
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Re: Need advice

If you want to go with python, there are whole courses teaching python and computer science in general on edx.org from MIT
https://www.edx.org/course/mitx/mitx-6-00-1x-introduction-computer-1498#.U2Fbu_ldXjk

You can also use the python course on MIT OpenCourseware, but the edx.org one has much more material.

You can also use the Harvard and IIT courses
https://www.edx.org/course/harvardx/harvardx-cs50x-introduction-computer-1022#.U2FbtPldXjk
https://www.edx.org/course/iitbombayx/iitbombayx-cs101-1x-introduction-1447#.U2FbtfldXjk

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