Many of the problem sets focus on specific topics, such as word games, presidential campaigns, and analysis of protein sequences. (Boggle photograph, lower right, is courtesy of Angelinawb
This subject is aimed at students with little or no programming experience. It aims to provide students with an understanding of the role computation can play in solving problems. It also aims to help students, regardless of their major, to feel justifiably confident of their ability to write small programs that allow them to accomplish useful goals. The class will use the Python™ programming language.
Special software is required to use some of the files in
this course: .py.