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AcerN30
05-02-2008, 02:48 PM
Do you have to have good maths to be a programmer, professional ?

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

SlyMaelstrom
05-02-2008, 02:54 PM
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.

AcerN30
05-02-2008, 03:12 PM
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

brewbuck
05-02-2008, 03:15 PM
Do you have to have good maths to be a programmer, professional ?

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

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.

brewbuck
05-02-2008, 03:16 PM
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

Ahh, the good old cross-link ban. They're ticked because you're stealing their ad revenues by directing people to other sites. This kind of scumball behavior is not uncommon on the web. Good riddance to them.

Mario F.
05-02-2008, 03:17 PM
I looked at your link and I'm speecheless

AcerN30
05-02-2008, 03:25 PM
The topic was obviously deleted.

So I posted the 64 topic.

medievalelks
05-03-2008, 01:13 PM
Do you have to have good maths to be a programmer, professional ?

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

If you can't grok binary and discrete math, you'll have trouble. Other than that, it depends on the application. You need linear algebra/3d math to be a games or graphics programmer, not so much to be a web developer.