[Beowulf] Teaching Scientific Computation (looking for the perfect text)

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Tue Nov 20 16:26:08 EST 2007


X-Frumious: Bandersnatch

On Tue, Nov 20, 2007 at 09:46:41PM +0100, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
> There is several ways to look at this issue.
> Suppose your students totally fail as physics student and even more  
> as future manager/teamleader and continue as computer science students.
> 
> Then what language can they use best?

... then they'll be studying many languages, and it won't be any big
deal that they studied Fortran, Python, and Mathematica in their first
course.

It's dumb to act as if these students are never learning another
language.

-- greg

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