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**ManiticMath****Member**- Registered: 2014-04-24
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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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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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http://introcs.cs.princeton.edu/java/home/

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**ManiticMath****Member**- Registered: 2014-04-24
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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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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.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Some people like Python to start with.

**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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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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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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