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.