I recently heard about and found this site for the programmers among
About Project Euler
What is Project Euler?
Project Euler is a series of challenging mathematical/computer
programming problems that will require more than just mathematical
insights to solve. Although mathematics will help you arrive at
elegant and efficient methods, the use of a computer and
programming skills will be required to solve most problems.
The motivation for starting Project Euler, and its continuation,
is to provide a platform for the inquiring mind to delve into
unfamiliar areas and learn new concepts in a fun and recreational
Who are the problems aimed at?
The intended audience include students for whom the basic
curriculum is not feeding their hunger to learn, adults whose
background was not primarily mathematics but had an interest in
things mathematical, and professionals who want to keep their
problem solving and mathematics on the edge.
Can anyone solve the problems?
The problems range in difficulty and for many the experience is
inductive chain learning. That is, by solving one problem it will
expose you to a new concept that allows you to undertake a
previously inaccessible problem. So the determined participant
will slowly but surely work his/her way through every problem.
On 7/23/2011 10:25 PM, Mikies Runs Baal wrote:
Never heard of this site before, but well worth a 2nd look and bookmarking.
On 7/23/2011 7:04 PM, Bill Kendrick wrote:
Seen on SF-LUG:
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Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 18:06:43 -0700
From: Grant Bowman<email@example.com>
Subject: [sf-lug] Khan Academy starts a Computer Science playlist
To: SF-LUG<firstname.lastname@example.org>, OLPC SF<email@example.com>,
This is forwarded from the Humbolt LUG.
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From: "John Hauser"<firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Jul 18, 2011 11:25 AM
Subject: [linux] Khan Academy starts a Computer Science playlist
any of you who've attended recent monthly meetings have heard me
blather on about the Khan Academy and it's founder Sal Khan.
now he's turning his focus to Computer Science and has produced a
series of videos about learning python and some simple computer
if you're interested in learning python at your own pace, check out
the Computer Science playlist:
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