[SciPy-user] Matlab, Scipy and teaching science

Prabhu Ramachandran 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.
    >> http://www-teaching.physics.ox.ac.uk/computing/ProgrammingResources/Oxford/handbook_Python_html/handbook_Python.html

    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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