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Ron Nicholson, Founder, CEO, Mail Clerk and Assistant Cat Herder at HotPaw Productions, creating iPhone/iOS apps since the App store first opened, and PalmOS mobile apps before that. Experienced in audio/DSP iOS app development. Formerly an ASIC chip manager/architect/designer.


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revised What is the “1620's multiplication operation”?
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comment Research on common problems that people have when learning programming?
Ah good. The Robins paper does point out some mental modeling and planning issues that beginnering programmers have. No data though. Why would pointers to that research (and 0 answers) be considered too broad?
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comment Research on common problems that people have when learning programming?
@andy256: Actually no. Most of the google results seem to be random lists of peeves according to the authors opinion of "good" programming practices, as well as lacking any research data (statistics, etc.)
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comment What does it mean when data is scalar?
Scaler is a (non-excluding) property of how one operates on the data (addition, comparison, etc.) But there may be other non-scaler ways to view or operate on any given chunk of data. So "what it means" depends on the observer or operator at some given point in time.
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