tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-852955729036902191.post458658354264995115..comments2023-05-12T03:41:26.596-04:00Comments on CU-WISE Blog: Where did all the women (in Computer Science) go?Gail Carmichaelhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14173555781667297996noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-852955729036902191.post-33470063019214695062009-02-14T13:51:00.000-05:002009-02-14T13:51:00.000-05:00I'd say that you need a mathematical way of thinki...I'd say that you need a mathematical way of thinking to do well in computer science (in order to think algorithmically). But you don't always need advanced mathematics - that just depends on the area you specialize in. For example, I haven't used calculus since I took the class in second year, and forgot a lot of it now! But I use algebra ALL the time. And, of course, this really only applies to pure computer science - most people who just want to do software development need even less math in general.Gail Carmichaelhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14173555781667297996noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-852955729036902191.post-78591257795820728992009-02-14T00:39:00.000-05:002009-02-14T00:39:00.000-05:00Regarding the math thing...I can handle most arith...Regarding the math thing...<BR/><BR/>I can handle most arithmetic. I can change bases or do normal geometry. Calculus was hell for me. Math is supposedly necessary to be a computer scientist, but I don't think so. Algorithms? Yes, but math? If it just means being able to figure out the steps necessary to solve a problem, of course. Being able to execute those steps though...not so much.Mackenziehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03695808411116664337noreply@blogger.com