skip at pobox.com
Wed Sep 24 23:57:49 CEST 2003
Gerrit> Skip Montanaro wrote:
>> Thanks to people who submitted content for the Python Glossary:
Gerrit> I think it may also be useful to add some terms that are not
Gerrit> related to programming, but do occur in the tutorial and may be
Gerrit> difficult for some users.
Gerrit> When I first read the tutorial (years ago), I was really
Gerrit> frightened by the section on complex numbers.
Yes, complex numbers would be a good addition. There is a note on above
Wiki which indicates how to submit a term for which you don't know a
definition. Simply enter it as (for example)
* complex number - ???
Someone else who comes along can fill in the definition.
Gerrit> I would have been helped then by a note that I would not need
Gerrit> them, and maybe even a short introduction of what they are
Gerrit> (however, I was 14, so I would probably not be able to
Gerrit> understand them).
You kids... ;-) When I was 14 I don't think I knew what a computer was. We
learned how to use slide rules in algebra class. They didn't get any
computers at my high school until at least a couple years after I graduated.
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