• Question: Do you know any programming languages? if so what ones and where they hard to learn?

    Asked by 428bera39 to Triona on 10 Nov 2014.
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      Tríona O'Connell answered on 10 Nov 2014:

      I know a bit of C (for programming arduinos), and that’s not too hard to pick in the context of arduino.
      I have a bit of Python, which is a good place to start general programming. I have a couple of useful little programmes to help me with work and my home shopping list.
      I like R a lot for statistics, especially for making beautiful graphs with ggplot2.
      I don’t they’re particularly hard to pick up, but if you don’t use them regularly you have to relearn to use them (that happens to me a lot). I’d especially recommend trying to learn it in a class to begin with, it can be handy to have someone to ask questions, especially when you get frustrated and have no idea why something’s not working