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Mar 2012

  1. Mac or windows for scientific programming

    Every time, I find myself deciding weather to use windows or mac for scientific programming. I always fall in the conclusion that either Mac or windows is fine, as long as I can get the job done with either of those. The only difference is that when I get really stressed about some of the...

  2. C++ Structures

    In object oriented, as well as in procedural programming, data structures play an important role. These are used to hold large data blocks in an ordered way. C++ structures seem more less like classes. The only difference is that these cannot hold any method definitions or perform any function...

  3. Modular programming

    Modular programming refers to the splitting large programs into several files. These files contain the specification of classes and structures that together with the main file, they form the whole program. The main objective of this is to divide the work among several programmers and paralelyze...

  4. C++ Classes

    In object oriented programming, classes are data structures that are able to perform, or do stuff with the information it holds. These classes can be structured so that it’s properties and behavior are available to other classes or only itself. These and other features of object oriented...

  5. The programming process: Calculator example

    EXAMPLE: Calculator Specification: A calculator is a program that allows the user to perform simple arithmetic operations with the help of a computer. When the program is run, it zeros the result. Then, it prompts the user for a specific operation and a number to be processed. After...

  6. The programming process

    This post is dedicated to those people who are starting to learn how to program in C++. Here I cover the basic programming process, and how one can go about writing a short and decent C++ program. Writing a computer program is like preparing a recipe. Ingredients are first prepared, then one..., a resource for nanoscience and nanotechnology, is supported by the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.