Learning curve - was: Re: Tutorials on Windows GUI programming with

Antoon Pardon apardon at forel.vub.ac.be
Wed Nov 10 12:51:38 CET 2004


Op 2004-11-09, Fábio Mendes schreef <niels_bohr at uol.com.br>:
> This is how it works :)
>
>           |      / (C)
>           |     /
>           |    /
>           |   /
> Effort    |  /
> Required  |  |        ____ (Python :)
>           |  |   ____/
>           | /___/
>           |/___________________
>                 Capability
>
> You can have the following scenarion if you put a lot of effort on the
> wrong directions (ex.: learning metaclasses to do simple admin scripts),
> the former lacks such ambiguity.
>
>            |
>            |
>            |
>            |          ____ ....
> Capability |         /
>            |  __    /
>            | /  \__/
>            |/
>            |___________________
>                 Time
>
> Fabio

No, that is not a learning curve. A learning curve has on the X-axis
the number of repetions and on the Y axis, the time to complete one
repetion. So the more you have repeated a task, the more you learned
about it, the better you became at it, the lesser time you needed
to complete it. And yes steep learning curves mean that you become
proficient at the task fast. But it is steep downwards.

-- 
Antoon Pardon



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