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Unformatted text preview: 1 ECS 10 Sept 25 Introductions Prof. Nina Amenta ZiJie Qi Victor Omwando Scott Bishop Scott Bishop TBA A first programming class For people with no programming experience Learn the computer language Python Write six programs Why learn to program? Understand computers Computers are used in almost every career The programs you have are never exactly what you want what you want. The data you have is almost never in the format you want. How does programming help? You can handle little problems yourself When you hire someone you have some idea of what she is doing. You have some idea of what is possible You have some idea of what is possible. A good programmer has lots of job options (youll need more than this one class, though) Example of What Youll Know One program last year. Get data on population, foreclosures and display it by California county. 2 It teaches you to think! The computer is your genie in a bottle It does exactly what you tell it to Your job is figuring out what to tell it Learning the language is the easy part; Learning the language is the easy part; learning to give exact directions is the hard part....
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This note was uploaded on 01/14/2010 for the course ECS 10 taught by Professor Amenta during the Spring '07 term at UC Davis.
- Spring '07