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Writing Existing Algorithms

Is writing existing Algorithms as a beginner a good practice?

10/26/2019 9:45:01 PM

Olothando Gwiji

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EDIT: Okay, let me answer in a different way then (while leaving the hopefully useful link): I think we have to work it both ways. On the one hand, we need to 'reinvent the wheel' writing stuff that's already there, so that we really understand how all of this works. On the other hand we also need to learn how to make use of all the tools other people have written, like libraries, frameworks etc. If we only do the first, we will maybe have some grim kind of skill, but will also be less productive than other people because we insist on doing everything with our own hands. If we do the second only, we'll basically be mere users who never really understand how things work 'under the hood' - and as soon as something breaks, we're lost. https://www.sololearn.com/discuss/1316935/?ref=app

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I think it is a good practice because it makes you learn and understand how things work for when learning recursion you must first understand how the simple algorithms are written and how they work . And I think it is a good practice as it is the step of learning how to program because you do not just have to read the fundamentals of programming; programming is Practical.