PRACNIQUES & CASE STUDIES

A pracnique is similar to a case study, derived from “practical techniques”, and homage to the early Communications of the ACM column. In the first issue of CACM, it was described as “techniques contributed be factual and in successful usage, rather than speculative or theoretical” [CACM 1(1) (1958)]. One of the criteria for acceptance of pracniques was “can the reader use this tomorrow?”.

PRACNIQUES

As the crow flies – A C program to derive the distance  between two points
Height of the Eiffel Tower  – A C program to calculate the difference in height of the Eiffel Tower due to thermal expansion
Wind chill – A C program to calculate the wind chill factor
Programming style  – How the aspects of style can affect a program

Ice Skating Scores – A C program to calculate ice skating scores using interquartile means (arrays, loops, functions)

 

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