Munch Lab

Applied programming 2014 week one

Lectures

The first week we only have one introductory lecture. I will talk about my plans for the course and give you an intuitive understanding of what programming is. At the second lecture I will go through the most basic concepts in programming.

Computer exercises

You will meet with your TA at the computer exercises that will get you started on the important hands-on part of the course. We have prepared the following exercises for you:

First, Download and install Python on your own computer. Then download and install the code editor Sublime Text 2 on your computer.

Spend the time you have left completing the exercises for the first seven chapters of How to think like a computer scientist. Remember to create a user name and log in to the book to be able to save your progress.

You will probably be able to complete the exercises for this week at the TA session, but
in the future we strongly recommend that you prepare for the TA sessions by working out as many of the exercises you can before meeting with the TA.

Reading material

The first four chapters of (our version of) How to think like a computer scientist.

Weekly assignment

We haven’t really started yet, so there is no weekly assignment for the first week. Use the extra free time to familiarize yourself with the Python shell and the Sublime Text editor.

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