[plt-scheme] How to get set up for The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Sat May 2 16:44:01 EDT 2009

Geoffrey S. Knauth wrote at 05/02/2009 02:16 PM:
> On May 1, 2009, at 09:56, morgancodes wrote:
>> Wondering if anyone can point me toward a way to get set up to work
>> through this book. I'd like to set up Dr. Scheme so I'm using the
>> correct dialect etc.
> Neil Van Dyke has created an sicp language for DrScheme.  A bunch of 
> us volunteered to help him with testing.  My semester is winding down, 
> so I'll be doing more testing of his code in May.  I suggest you write 
> to him if you want to experiment with the code as well.

The bunch of us who volunteered to help is called Geoffrey S. Knauth. :)

I kludged up a SICP language for DrScheme (including loading Sperber's 
and Soegaard's port of the SICP Picture language) that I'm pretty sure 
needs additional work before foisting it on students.  Tools that don't 
work frustrate students and can scare them away from entire fields of study.

We now need at least one person to work through the SICP book using 
DrScheme, and make sure that the DrScheme support for SICP works 
smoothly and provides everything that is necessary.

This could also be done by someone who has already worked through SICP, 
and is willing to skim through SICP while pretending to do the exercises 
and running their old code in DrScheme.

As these people find problems, I will probably be able to fix them.  
I'll probably also be able to do the final packaging and polishing once 
we're reasonably confident that it's ready for students.


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