[Chicago] MIT to switch to Python for intro to CS courses.

Dave Niesman dave.niesman at ieee.org
Thu Nov 1 18:25:53 CET 2007

> http://courses.csail.mit.edu/6.01/fall07/software/
> 6.01 is the cornerstone class for the new curriculum for all EECS
> classes 2011+ (i. e. freshmen who entered this Fall).  The preceding
> year, students could choose between the old curriculum and the new
> 6.01-based one, but not this year.  In fact, the EE students take it,
> too - 'cause it's robotics programming.  Sounds fun!
> http://www.eecs.mit.edu/ug/newcurriculum/SBCS_6-3.html
> Well, this is exciting.  I'm blogging it.  (I kind of hate to see the
> Scheme version go, b/c it didn't deserve to die until every Java-based
> intro to programming course around the world was gone and buried, but
> Python will be good for the students *and* good for the science.)
And a few hundred MITer's learning Python right away should be good
for Python. (Spoken as a proud U of I grad.)
Now if we can just get Urbana and Berkeley and Pittsburgh and ....

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