# Thread: How many of you use ADVANCED MATH EQUATIONS when programming in c++?

1. Originally Posted by xaviar

I'll be honest, math comes hard to me, I mean I am not horrible, but it's still hard and my worst subject.
Still Programming is one thing I want to do in college, can't think off anything else
Any suggestion, to work around this problem?

And be serious arun, no bullshitting.

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I messed up when spelling calculus.
I'd say no.

Computer programming is much like algebra, you're basically writing an algorithm.

If I said write me an algorithm that generated 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27... sequentially, if you are mathematically inclined enough, you'll recognize it's just 4x shifted over 3 places, e.g. the algorithm is f(x) = 4x+3. Computer programming is just writing an algorithm in a more complex structure, involving characters, strings, arrays, matrices, etc. You're commanding the computer to do a set of instructions, which more times than not is translated into a math formula, because computers are great at one thing, solving math problems. To make the program however you need to be good enough with formulas that you can translate instructions and formulas back and forth and be able to "run" the instructions in your head when bugs happen comparing expected vs actual output. So no, while algebra is basic on the tier of math skills required, it's not so much as level of difficulty as it is proficiency.

You're free to try a computer class early, just to see if you like what you put your hands on. I'd say you're not going to like it. Find something you are good at, you enjoy doing, and if you weren't going to be paid for doing it, you'd still do it for free, and make a career out of doing it.

2. Originally Posted by arunforce

I'd say no.

Computer programming is much like algebra, you're basically writing an algorithm.

If I said write me an algorithm that generated 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27... sequentially, if you are mathematically inclined enough, you'll recognize it's just 4x shifted over 3 places, e.g. the algorithm is f(x) = 4x+3. Computer programming is just writing an algorithm in a more complex structure, involving characters, strings, arrays, matrices, etc. You're commanding the computer to do a set of instructions, which more times than not is translated into a math formula, because computers are great at one thing, solving math problems. To make the program however you need to be good enough with formulas that you can translate instructions and formulas back and forth and be able to "run" the instructions in your head when bugs happen comparing expected vs actual output. So no, while algebra is basic on the tier of math skills required, it's not so much as level of difficulty as it is proficiency.

You're free to try a computer class early, just to see if you like what you put your hands on. I'd say you're not going to like it. Find something you are good at, you enjoy doing, and if you weren't going to be paid for doing it, you'd still do it for free, and make a career out of doing it.
I see what your saying. Right know I am going to community college to get the generals out of the way. That will take about a year or so, and I will also take a computer programming class there, I will see how it goes. If things don't go the way I plan it to, I will find a different path I could take, but Idk what the hell i am good at right know .

3. Well I'm good at Algebra, or remembering equations, except for Physics.... but I hate, and I mean HATE Geometry/Trigonometry

4. Originally Posted by Color

You've never coded in your life m8.
Sorry i didn't choose the professional CS;GO route in life.
https://weisers.com/Matheus/
i know HTML/CSS doesn't prove shit but im not allowed to share work shit until it's finished. Just wait for it.

5. Originally Posted by liquidsystem

90% of my programs include math...
But I mostly work in Java anyways... It's all about the use of your program.
maybe you can teach me one day because I need a teacher.

6. Originally Posted by Zuhrain

maybe you can teach me one day because I need a teacher.
Hmu big boiii i'm always willing to help people learn the beautiful language of Java

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8. Originally Posted by Kodoku

Sorry i didn't choose the professional CS;GO route in life.
https://weisers.com/Matheus/
i know HTML/CSS doesn't prove shit but im not allowed to share work shit until it's finished. Just wait for it.
Thanks for having me open Weeaboo shit in class with about 30 kids around me feg.

9. I like to combine math with recursion :P A.K.A I like writing down code i'll never be able to read again

10. Not sure about c++ since I've never used it but for one of my finals I had to write a program that accurately depicts many of earth's physics so that involved what you consider to be advanced math. Imo, calculus helps a lot in programming, at least in what I've had to do so far.

11. Originally Posted by arunforce
Yeah, clearly struggling because you skip classes, not anything else.
Nah he's autistic.

Calculates is a very prestigious level of math for an autistic fucker like him to get to.

12. Originally Posted by Color

Thanks for having me open Weeaboo shit in class with about 30 kids around me feg.
What else did you expect from me

13. Originally Posted by Titanate
Nah he's autistic.

Calculates is a very prestigious level of math for an autistic fucker like him to get to.
I sure love to calculates in calculus. It helps a lot with maths.

14. My hacks generally use advanced maths.

15. Well I think I might take calculus, because lots of people are saying that is important. As I said Algebra is ok, but I suck at physics. Idk how I will do in calculus. Hopefully I am better at it.

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