If you wish to get a C compiler for use at home
Dev-C++ is a good
C and C++ compiler which is free if you use windows. If you use
Linux then gcc is highly recommended. This standard library reference is useful.
All lecture notes and practical sheets are provided in Microsoft Word
format. Slides are in powerpoint format.
Coursework answers are OFFLINE until the work has been
The course was been rewritten in 2003 to work with windows 2000 and
Microsoft Visual C++.
The previous course material using unix
is still available as are
2003 course notes and 2004 course notes.
On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament], 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong
figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke
such a question.
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