[R] Problems for 13 year old

Stuart Luppescu s-luppescu at uchicago.edu
Mon Jan 27 17:46:02 CET 2003

On Fri, 2003-01-24 at 21:17, Kloss, Burkhard wrote:
> >There was some discussion on python news groups of an introductory
> >programming course based on python, which is similar in structure to
> >the S language.  (Note I said "similar" - no flames please.)  That may
> >also be a source of examples.
> Computer Programming for everyone:  http://www.mlab.uiah.fi/~eye/python/
> While I think R is a wonderful tool, it may be a bit too specialised for a 13 year old, unless he has a serious mathematical bent.  I'd also recommend Python (both for introducing people to programming and in general), but for quickly getting results with graphics, Logo is unbeatable.

I have to agree with the Python suggestion. Not only is it a useful,
easy-to-learn-and-use language, but there is also the PyGame package
that aids game programming tremendously. This should appeal to
youngsters. My 11-year-old son, who wants to be a game programmer when
he grows up, is working on it, albeit slowly.
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 comes disguised as hard work.   -- Herbert V.
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