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by Elgon (Curate)
on Mar 09, 2001 at 07:52 UTC ( #63165=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Calculating Pi


Before merlyn screams homework ;-) I'd just like to point out a few things.

We are all willing to help when we can but in order to help we need to see the code: Post it! You will not only get a better quality of help, you will also get XP because we like code here especially if it does something in a neat and innovative way.

The other reason is that we are not here to do your work for you: If you have tried to crack a problem (although in this case there are several well documented ways of doing it if I remember correctly) before asking for help, this is fine, but just expecting us to do the work for you is false laziness and therefore a BAD THING!

Go and have a look around the Perlmonks FAQ, monastery guide and formatting tips as this will help you a lot.

Cheers, Elgon

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Re: Etiquette
by merlyn (Sage) on Mar 09, 2001 at 08:46 UTC
    Just for calibration, I wasn't even thinking homework on this. I'd never assign this as homework. (That's my personal test {grin}.)

    -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

      Really? You are mellowing! The 'weekly dates' thread has clearly had an effect on your life ;-)

      I don't know if I would set it as homework either but it is just the sort of thing my 'programming' (matlab) teacher would set, although he also teaches maths here so that isn't too surprising. It's quite fun be 'taught' how to program by someone who has only ever done any in FORTRAN and C to model chemical systems (Plus some he did for the French military during his national service).

      Hey ho! Elgon

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