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Re: Junior Perl

by shotgunefx (Parson)
on Jun 12, 2001 at 00:49 UTC ( #87647=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Junior Perl

My start in computing was totally driven by games.
There's not many computational problems that you won't hit eventually, so game programming would be a good start to hold her interest I think.

I'd keep it real simple at first. Since vanilla perl isn't graphics oriented I would stick with maybe a simple game like blackjack to start perhaps or maybe even a MadLibs type of program. The both would cover input, conditional logic etc. I don't think you want to go to far, right off the bat.

I don't know if anybody here remembers Gorilla that shipped with QuickBasic but that might be a good second project. It's simple but fun.


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Re: Re: Junior Perl
by Odud (Pilgrim) on Jun 12, 2001 at 13:04 UTC
    Games sound good – I remember a program that guessed what animal you were thinking of by asking a series of questions (has it got four legs?, wings etc.) – it also had the ability to learn about new animals and would fit them into its classification tree. I guess something like that would introduce all the programming concepts pretty quickly and yet still be fun

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[marto]: IIRC BrowserUK understands this stuff
choroba has worked for a Molecular Genetic Lab
[choroba]: also, Rosalind has nice explanations of the basic terms
[choroba]: but I've never used BioPerl, I processed all the stuff myself

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