[sf-lug] Tutor me in Programming?
asheesh at asheesh.org
Mon Sep 8 13:07:55 PDT 2008
On Sat, 6 Sep 2008, vincent polite wrote:
> College. I'm not having trouble with the syntax. I'm having trouble
> thinking like a programmer. I guess I'm having trouble writing
> algorithms. Does that make sense? I'll see you tomorrow at Javacat and
> we can discuss it.
I don't remember seeing you; maybe I missed you!
But anyway, anytime there's an SF-LUG meeting I'm happy to help on
What sorts of things are they having you do? Can you name a particular
question or exercise you're having trouble with?
Jim suggested "reading about algorithms," but I think that learning about
Huffman coding for compression and A-star for shortest-path calculation
with optional admissible heuristics (stuff done in an undergrad course
*before* algorithms) probably isn't the right way to approach things.
We'll get there, but let's figure out what's confusing you step by step!
When neither their poverty nor their honor is touched, the majority of men
-- Niccolo Machiavelli
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