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    Quote Originally Posted by GepettoBR View Post
    Not really... that's just basic math.
    That's basic programming. You're so geek you don't see the difference anymore.
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    Re: You know you're a geek when........

    Quote Originally Posted by raul_ View Post
    That's basic programming. You're so geek you don't see the difference anymore.
    There's a difference?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scragar View Post
    There's a difference?
    You can learn to program without knowing math. Thus the need for engineers
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    Re: You know you're a geek when........

    Programming is math. The numbers are just wearing different clothes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GepettoBR View Post
    Programming is math. The numbers are just wearing different clothes.
    Programming is algebra and logic, both of which are very important parts of maths, so programming is a subset to maths
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    Re: You know you're a geek when........

    Quote Originally Posted by GepettoBR View Post
    Programming is math. The numbers are just wearing different clothes.
    Most of the early programming projects I worked on in my first job had little or no maths, unless you count the addresses of the data. Even then, it was more like basic arithmetic, rather than full-blown maths. How much maths do you need to select which records in a file you're reading should be reformatted and sent to a report file?
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    Re: You know you're a geek when........

    Quote Originally Posted by lisati View Post
    Most of the early programming projects I worked on in my first job had little or no maths, unless you count the addresses of the data. Even then, it was more like basic arithmetic, rather than full-blown maths. How much maths do you need to select which records in a file you're reading should be reformatted and sent to a report file?
    your computer operates with presence and absence of electric current, interpreted as 1 and 0, respectively. All programming is merely binary addition repeated ad nauseum.

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    Re: You know you're a geek when........

    Quote Originally Posted by lisati View Post
    How much maths do you need to select which records in a file you're reading should be reformatted and sent to a report file?
    Stating the rules by which to select or not to select rows can be considered a branch of mathematics. You have to prove that your rules apply to the desired rows and to those rows only.

    The same can apply to the transformation of those rows into output rows. You have to formulate your expectations that the program would indeed yield a correct output row for every selected input row. You also had to demonstrate that your program would execute correctly even in the absence of rows, and that demonstration preferably had to take place before you released your program into the production environment.

    It's not linear algebra or arithmetics, but it can be considered Math, nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pp. View Post
    Stating the rules by which to select or not to select rows can be considered a branch of mathematics. You have to prove that your rules apply to the desired rows and to those rows only.

    The same can apply to the transformation of those rows into output rows. You have to formulate your expectations that the program would indeed yield a correct output row for every selected input row. You also had to demonstrate that your program would execute correctly even in the absence of rows, and that demonstration preferably had to take place before you released your program into the production environment.

    It's not linear algebra or arithmetics, but it can be considered Math, nonetheless.

    That's called Discrete Mathematics
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    Re: You know you're a geek when........

    Quote Originally Posted by raul_ View Post
    That's called Discrete Mathematics
    I used to be a discrete mathematician, then? Now that sounds much more - discreet? - than a mere programmer. Thanks for that tidbit.

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