MAE 5 "Quantitative Computer Skills" Winter 2001 class is now in Center Hall 216, 9:35-10:55 am.

Detailed information about the course schedule and homework problem assignments are given in the course outline.

Note: The magic number is 0511455

Class Pictures 1/16/01: 1 2 3 4 5

Class Pictures 1/25/01: 1 2 3 4

Class List as of 1/28/01 (please check to see you are on it)

MAE/CAPE week 4, Student Comments


Information about True Basic: John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz invented the BASIC programming language in 1964 for use at Dartmouth College. They made it freely available to everyone who wanted to learn how to program computers.

In 1983 they created True BASIC to incorporate and showcase all the exciting new developments they had added to their language, which had now become a world standard. It was designed to be both easy to use for beginners and powerful for advanced programmers. More people in the world use BASIC than any other programming language. The UCSD site licensed True Basic 2.72 program (unlimited license for UCSD students and faculty) that you will copy in the laboratory and use in the course is the full-featured language system:

  • New programs have no line limitations (the Student Edition is limited to 150)
  • The utilities used to create independent programs for distribution to friends (or resale!) are included. A pdf bulletin from True Basic gives instructions for this process.
  • A Site License breakthrough (November 2000) may soon give UCSD students and faculty key access to the Bronze and Silver additions of True BASIC (version 3 has more standard functions than 2.72, includes jpg files in PICTURE subroutines, etc.).
  • More information about the program can be obtained as follows:


    Quizzes (grades,solution)

    Final Grades (Congratulations!)


    The psychologists corner.