Hi, im new to c++ and I was just wondering if there is any chance of me becoming a good programmer (opengl or directx) if im pretty bad at math. It's kind of depressing... anyone else with the same problem?

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- 08-13-2003GuttyI suck at math...
Hi, im new to c++ and I was just wondering if there is any chance of me becoming a good programmer (opengl or directx) if im pretty bad at math. It's kind of depressing... anyone else with the same problem?

- 08-13-2003Zoalord
Have faith! Many things are possible if only you apply the effort! Advanced Opengl and Direct x work require a good deal of math, but that doesn't mean that you can't work with either.

Also, you may always improve your math skills by the time you get to the point where you need them. If you don't give up, you are certain to suceed! ^_^ - 08-13-20037stud
"Hi, im new to c++ and I was just wondering if there is any chance of me becoming a good programmer (opengl or directx) if im pretty bad at math."

Unfortunately, the answer is no. - 08-13-2003Gutty
Ouch, thats what I thought. Well, ill find something else.

- 08-13-2003funkydude9Quote:

the answer is no.

Dude, I'm right there with ya buddy. I'm really struggling in math (even though I'm in an advanced match class at school ^_^). The problem for me is, I forgetonce we move onto a new subject. It really sucks...**everything** - 08-13-2003Zoalord
Don't give up! You'll never know what you can do until you try. Truly, it is difficult to do many things without good math skils, but that doesn't mean you can'd do SOMETHING. You'll never know what you can do until you TRY! Most people on this forum are quite willing to help when you get stuck, so you'll always have a place to ask questions. ^_^

- 08-13-2003funkydude9Quote:

Most people on this forum are quite willing to help when you get stuck, so you'll always have a place to ask questions. ^_^

- 08-13-2003HybridMQuote:

Ouch, thats what I thought. Well, ill find something else.

Programming is SO hard when you first start, but as hard and FRUSTRATING as it is, I always had/have great fun, except with DirectX, the SDK sucks! :( - 08-14-2003DougDbugGOOD NEWS <---> BAD NEWS
**GOOD NEWS -**:)

1- You can do a "ship-load" of programming without any advanced math. I've used algebra alot, some trigonometry, no calculus ...yet. (I don't do lots of graphics.)

2- It's a lot easier, and more fun, learning the math when you have an enjoyable use for it. "People are good at what they enjoy". Or, is it "People enjoy doing what they are good at"?

3- Computers are really good at doing the caluclations for you... once they are programmed.

**BAD NEWS -**:(

1- Some programming does require math.

2- C++ isn't good at "solving" (re-arranging) equations. The programmer has to get the equation in the correct form (with the "unknown" on the left).

3- Programming is often like a math "word-problem". You are given the facts, and you have to come-up with a method (or algorithm) of getting the answer or result.

4- You have to take a fair amount of math to get a computer science degree (or any science / engineering degree). A friend of mine who is a programmer (actually a programming manager) has a math degree.

**[EDIT]**

And, if you are going to work with hardware or do any low-level, or embedded programing (hardware related), you will have to work with hexadecimal and binary. - 08-14-2003mattbbxQuote:

*Originally posted by 7stud*

Unfortunately, the answer is no.