Thursday, October 30, 2008

proud papa

I installed python on my 10-year-old's computer a while ago and showed him a few things. He's really into football now and for some reason he wanted to calculate NFL passer ratings for some QBs. I helped him write a program in python that prompts the user for completions, attempts, etc. and then prints out the passer rating. This morning I found him on nfl.com looking up stats and punching them into his new calculator. I think it's the first time he's created a tool. It feels a bit like watching him discover fire. I'm a proud papa.