Week 11 summary

03 Nov 2011

We started programming in Python. See the week 11 agenda for how to get set up. I discovered in class that the instructions for installing ipython don't work everywhere, so you can skip that part if necessary; I'll update the instructions next time I have access to a NOVA computer.


Read chapters 1 and 2 in How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python. Try to do as many of the exercises as you can throughout and at the end of the chapters. You should have a Python prompt open at all times while you're reading, so you can try out code as you go along.

Chapter 2 goes over the area program example we did in class.