Held: Thursday, 22 January 2004
Summary: Today we begin our exploration of Scheme with a short overview of the history and purpose of the language and lots of experimentation.
lambdathat you'll learn about soon was just a "hmmm ... that sounds interesting, I'll put it in" fluke.
(+ 2 3 4) (sqrt 4) (expt 2 3)
+: Sum its parameters.
*: Compute the product of its parameters.
-: Subtract the second parameter from the first.
(sqrt val): Compute the square root of val.
(expt v p): Compute vp.
(abs v): Compute the absolute value of v.
Thursday, 22 January 2004 [Samuel A. Rebelsky]
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