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

From: Michael Vanier (mvanier42 at gmail.com)
Date: Sat May 2 18:12:45 EDT 2009

Neil Van Dyke wrote:
> 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.
I can help with this, at least for the first 3 sections of SICP.


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