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Computer Programming in Python with Graphics Applications (CWEB)
Start Date:Tuesday, February 6 (6 meetings)Location: 215, LHS
Instructor: Robin Verdier Meeting Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuition: $150($120 for seniors)Status: Running/Still Openings

We all use computers to run commercial programs like web browsers and word processors that take directions from us and-- usually-- do what we asked.  This course teaches you to write your own programs using Python, which is among the best of contemporary computer languages and is arguably the easiest language to learn.  It is used as the introductory computer language at many universities including MIT and UC Berkeley.  Python is preinstalled on most Macs, and is available free from [ http://python.org/ ]Python.org for MacOS, Windows, and Linux.  We'll use Macs in the lab.  The course concentrates on things that are sparsely covered in most available books, such as timers, random numbers, and graphics; the final study is a program that creates beautiful, randomly-changing geometric designs.  No programming experience is necessary, but you do need basic typing skills.