[Edu-sig] Introducing Python to Engineering Students
kirby.urner at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 04:14:48 CET 2008
On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 2:57 PM, David MacQuigg
<macquigg at ece.arizona.edu> wrote:
> Very nice!! I like the clear concise explanation of fractals. I'll add this link to whatever I put together.
> I like the way you construct the color palette, simple but effective. I'll have to play around with some more high-resolution images to see if I still get such nice colors. I see you have a link on creating palettes, but it is dead.
Thank you sir.
> I'll modify my function to look more like yours, going for more clarity with only a small sacrifice in efficiency. I can't use the nice OOP style, however, because these students have studied only functions. OOP is an "advanced topic" covered in a later course for computer engineers, and not at all for electrical and other engineering majors. :(
Yes, I understand your frustrations.
I try to pitch to other faculty that "ontogeny *need not*
recapitulate phylogeny" with the example of cell phones:
you *don't* need to have used a land line first.
Start early with objects.
Some recent curriculum writing for a futuristic pre-college
(still on the drawing board), explaining OO to math faculty:
from Portland Python Users Group (PPUG)
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