[SciPy-user] Matlab, Scipy and teaching science

Peter Bowyer peter at mapledesign.co.uk
Thu Oct 20 05:12:21 CDT 2005

At 10:55 20/10/2005, Morgan Hough wrote:
>Python has been used here for physics teaching.

Indeed, however Oxford dropped teaching Python the next year, as they 
found the students did not find Python any easier to learn than C 
(they split the class in half and taught ~80 students C and ~80 
students Python).  I believe this was because the notes were pretty 
much a straight translation from C -> Python and am not convinced by 
the conclusion reached.


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