Do you have to have good maths to be a programmer, professional ?

I'm not really enthusiastic about maths. 19 here.

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- 05-02-2008AcerN30Maths
Do you have to have good maths to be a programmer, professional ?

I'm not really enthusiastic about maths. 19 here. - 05-02-2008SlyMaelstrom
Are you really from England?

...anyway, it depends on what you want to do in the programming field. You can certainly make a career in programming with nothing more than basic arithmetic knowledge. However, there are certainly programming careers out there where it would not only help to know advanced mathematics... it's expected. - 05-02-2008AcerN30
Yep.

Btw, I was just banned from VBdotnetforums.com

I believe the reason why was, I posted a link to this place about someone saying VB might be discontinued by MS.

http://vbdotnetforums.com/showthread.php?t=26435 - 05-02-2008brewbuck
You need to understand basic math, especially the concept of algebras, since programming languages are, in a certain sense, just a type of algebra.

When you get deeper into the design of non-trivial algorithms, knowledge of discrete mathematics is enormously helpful. But mathematics as a whole is too general to even define, much less say that knowing "maths" is a basic requirement.

Computer science began as an outgrowth of mathematics, and is still considered by some to be just a specific kind of math. But computer science is not the same thing as programming. - 05-02-2008brewbuck
- 05-02-2008Mario F.
I looked at your link and I'm speecheless

- 05-02-2008AcerN30
The topic was obviously deleted.

So I posted the 64 topic. - 05-03-2008medievalelks