I think that, in the field of web programming, one would be at quite the disadvantage not knowing math. I do a fair bit of work with SVG, and I often have to kludge a solution, go through google, or hope for the best when I am doing transformations and animations.
I feel like I am at a horrible disadvantage, not having been forced to take math in college (admittedly, I majored in English, not CS). But I do feel that everyone should have a strong grounding in mathematics, not just arithmetic. But that is for reasons that I shan't go into here.
Returning to the question at hand: Yes, I think it is important for geeks to have math skills. They help with GUI programming, graphics, algorithms and all that other fun stuff. However (there is always one of these) I feel it is up to the individual, ultimately, to make their choice to learn and use math. I'm re-learning, and it's alot harder than I remember it being.
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||