Forum: Functional Programming Examples for Students
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15 months ago by
mcc80
PVD, USA
mcc80 wrote:

Greetings all,

I need to teach basic computer skills to undergrad and graduate biology/chemistry students. I would like to teach the concepts of functional programming and object oriented programming (OOP) to students with minimal or no computer programming backgrounds using R and Python.

I would like to use the example of the Morse code translator for functional programming BUT using some concepts from the bioinformatics world that would lend itself easily. ...Looking for useful ideas... Anyone have any biologically related ideas?

As for OOP, I would like some ideas for that topic if anyone has some appropriate ones.

Any suggestions would be appreciated,

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 15 months ago by b.nota3.6k • written 15 months ago by mcc80
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15 months ago by
b.nota3.6k
Netherlands
b.nota3.6k wrote:

I would keep it simple, like calculating leap years or so.

ADD COMMENTlink written 15 months ago by b.nota3.6k

I agree, K.I.S.S. (keep it simple...)

ADD REPLYlink written 15 months ago by mcc80
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15 months ago by
William3.9k
Europe
William3.9k wrote:

Maybe you could use the bio-inf programming puzzles provided by rosolind?

http://rosalind.info/problems/list-view/

It's a list of bio-info related programming puzzles. From very simple, Counting DNA Nucleotides , to very complex Semiglobal Alignment .

ADD COMMENTlink written 15 months ago by William3.9k

Yes, I am considering using some of the examples from Rosalind. Are there any examples that you are especially fond of?

ADD REPLYlink written 15 months ago by mcc80
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