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Courses Elective Course Dilemma

  1. Aug 30, 2011 #1
    Ok so I was interested in programming and took up this C++ course which I withdrew from since I was taking too many credits. If I plan to apply to a top grad school (phd hopefully) does thw W on my transcript look bad? Also I now have experience with VB and MATLAB so do you think these are enough or should also I retake the C++ course to get rid of the W?
    Also are there any benefits of learning C++? Ive heard it gives you an edge when it comes to employment.
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  3. Aug 30, 2011 #2


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    C++ quite fast comparing to languages like java and python

    for the purpose of numerical simulations at least one of C/C++/Fortran would be a good idea.

    I don't remember the last time I heard anyone using VB (but then I don't specialize is computer science...)

    MATLAB is quite handy but it definitely isn't as robust as languages stated above, iirc when you have a whole loads of data to work with it can get quite sluggish as well.
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