More stuff added to ch 2 of my programming intro
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Thu Dec 17 02:02:07 CET 2009
On Dec 16, 5:45 pm, "Alf P. Steinbach" <al... at start.no> wrote:
> * Mensanator:
> > On Dec 16, 4:41 pm, Mensanator <mensana... at aol.com> wrote:
> >> On Dec 14, 1:23 am, "Alf P. Steinbach" <al... at start.no> wrote:
> >>> * Alf P. Steinbach:
> >>>> Format: PDF
> >>>> <url:http://preview.tinyurl.com/ProgrammingBookP3>
> >>>> The new stuff, section 2.7, is about programs as simulations and
> >>>> handling data, focusing on modeling things. It includes some Python GUI
> >>>> programming. The plan is to discuss containers like lists and
> >>>> dictionaries in perhaps two more subsections of 2.7, but I'm not quite
> >>>> sure about how to approach that or exactly how much to cover, since the
> >>>> intent of ch 2 is to introduce mostly general concepts and enable the
> >>>> reader to try out (more or less) interesting things.
> >>>> Cheers,
> >>>> - Alf
> >>>> PS: comments welcome!
> >>> Well, I posted the current doc. It has a not yet quite complete section 2.7.7
> >>> about arrays, and that will be the last subsection of the chapter. I thought
> >>> using the Josephus circle problem as example was pretty neat... :-)
> >>> But anyway, comments welcome, even if that last section's not yet finished.
> >>> Cheers,
> >>> - Alf
> >>> PS: Oh, I changed the manuscript title to "Intelligent Person's Intro to
> >>> Programming" -- is that good?
> >> Sure. After all, "Idiot's Guide to Programming" and "Programming for
> >> Dummies" are probably already taken, albeit more appropriate
> > Oh, and about Chapter 1.
> > If you're going to use version 3.1.1 as your standard, shouldn't
> > you also point out that 3.1.1 is NOT bundled with Mac OS X?
> > How about devoting a section on downloading the source files
> > and compiling it on a Mac?
> Learn to read.
> At the top of every second page it tells you that this is an introduction based
> on Windows.
Still, no excuse for giving out mis-information. It's just as easy
to get these things right.
> Cheers & hth.,
> - Alf- Hide quoted text -
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