I tried getting to programming by starting with Python. When I looked up tutorial videos, it was all math type stuff for writing code. Is it that way for all programming?
Answer by AppleHack23 · Aug 25, 2010 at 06:56 PM
Well, yes, there are somethings in the programming language I know, Objective-C, that require a little bit of math work. Such as, heres an example, an NSTimer only accepts the time in seconds, so if I wanted to make the task happen in 30 minutes after I started the timer, then I would have to do 30x60 to get my amount of seconds, then enter that in. I recommend Objective-C because there are a ton of YouTube videos on it. From the way you wrote your question, it seems as if Python would require a lot of arithmetic, so I would recommend Objective-C over it due to the fact that I've never had to do a ton of math work. Even though the word Python sounds cooler than Objective-C.
Answer by tsilb · Aug 26, 2010 at 04:37 AM
Short answer: No.
Long answer: Yes.
For the vast majority of tasks, you need only a basic understanding of arithmetic and a working knowledge of high school level stuff.
for highly specialized applications, especially in graphics or other geometry-related problem areas, kinda. You'll need to know how to tell the computer how to solve the problem, but you need not be able to solve it yourself.
Answer by jwonno · Aug 26, 2010 at 04:21 AM
There is a lot of maths in programming that you probably won't realise is maths. Things like Logic, Algorithms and Sets are frequently used in programs yet they aren't always directly associated with maths. It's good to have a mathematical mind to program code, though being a mathematical genius certainly is necessary.
Answer by Craighton · Aug 26, 2010 at 05:30 AM
Yes as long as you under stand some of the advanced math functions than you should be fine for programming. Just remember to learn the basics then in the future you can turn around with the internet and a book to help you out with the more complicated things. So just remember to under stand it and don't loose your self in the more advanced stuff.
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