[SciPy-user] Matlab, Scipy and teaching science
prabhu_r at users.sf.net
Thu Oct 20 05:37:40 CDT 2005
>>>>> "Peter" == Peter Bowyer <peter at mapledesign.co.uk> writes:
Peter> At 10:55 20/10/2005, Morgan Hough wrote:
>> Python has been used here for physics teaching.
Peter> Indeed, however Oxford dropped teaching Python the next
Peter> year, as they found the students did not find Python any
Peter> easier to learn than C (they split the class in half and
Peter> taught ~80 students C and ~80 students Python). I believe
Peter> this was because the notes were pretty much a straight
Peter> translation from C -> Python and am not convinced by the
Peter> conclusion reached.
You might want to check out Hans Fangohr's experiences in this regard.
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