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ASTRON 98 (Spring 2014)

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Comment: PYTHON DECAL IS NUMBER 1

ASTRON 120 (Fall 2014)

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67 65 61 44 71

Comment: The downfall of this class was that there were two UGSI's and no GSI's, so helpfulness in answering questions wasn't always clear. James Graham himself is mostly helpful, but his handouts in class are so cryptic and inconsistent that it was really hard to follow the proper steps in completing the lab assignments. Please come into this class with python programming experience; I highly recommend taking the Python decal in the spring semester taught by Chris Agostino and Imad Pasha, as it will help you significantly in the class.

ASTRON 198 (Spring 2014)

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97 84 95 100 97

Comment: Pauline and Baylee are such badasses. Take this class if you plan on taking Astro 120!!!!! You'll thank me later, I promise

ASTRON 198 (Spring 2014)

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Comment: The Python Decal for Astronomers was great! It's the unofficial prereq for the lab courses required for the Astrophysics major (Astro 120/121). Pauline and Baylee were great, it's such a shame they had to graduate. The courses assumes no previous background in programming, starting from the beginning with if-statements, loops, etc. I recommend taking this course as early as possible to get a head start in research, lab courses, or just getting in the frame of thinking of math/physics in a computer science environment. The workload is basically weekly tutorials/programming assignments and a final project that can be whatever you want. It's probably the most work required for a Decal, but the only way to learn programming is by doing. The downsides were probably the amount of work for a 1-2 unit class and meeting Mondays/Thursdays 6-7pm.