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== For non-programmers ==
 
== For non-programmers ==
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[[Ken Iverson]], the creator of APL, once said:
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{{quote | "I have long been struck by the contrast between the success with which the adventurous learn APL by simply using it, and the frequent failure of lecture courses to communicate the simplicity and applicability of the language."|''A Working Introduction to APL'', 1981}}
  
 
Some of the best resources for somebody new to APL and programming in general are:
 
Some of the best resources for somebody new to APL and programming in general are:
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Follow one or a couple of these tutorials through and play around a bit. To learn APL the advice is similar to that for learning other languages: have a goal (something you want to accomplish) and try to do it. Along the way you are sure to come across the pitfalls and gotchas of the language, and with time you may come to understand what APL thinking means.
 
Follow one or a couple of these tutorials through and play around a bit. To learn APL the advice is similar to that for learning other languages: have a goal (something you want to accomplish) and try to do it. Along the way you are sure to come across the pitfalls and gotchas of the language, and with time you may come to understand what APL thinking means.
  
'''If you get stuck, don't hesitate to ask your questions on the [https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/52405/the-apl-orchard APL Orchard chat room].'''
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If you get stuck, don't hesitate to ask your questions in the [[APL Orchard]] chat room.
  
 
== For non-APL programmers ==
 
== For non-APL programmers ==

Revision as of 14:22, 31 October 2019

Introductions

"I have long been struck by the contrast between the success with which the adventurous learn APL by simply using it, and the frequent failure of lecture courses to communicate the simplicity and applicability of the language."

Kenneth E. Iverson, 1981 - A Working Introduction to APL

For non-programmers

Ken Iverson, the creator of APL, once said:

"I have long been struck by the contrast between the success with which the adventurous learn APL by simply using it, and the frequent failure of lecture courses to communicate the simplicity and applicability of the language."

A Working Introduction to APL, 1981

Some of the best resources for somebody new to APL and programming in general are:

Follow one or a couple of these tutorials through and play around a bit. To learn APL the advice is similar to that for learning other languages: have a goal (something you want to accomplish) and try to do it. Along the way you are sure to come across the pitfalls and gotchas of the language, and with time you may come to understand what APL thinking means.

If you get stuck, don't hesitate to ask your questions in the APL Orchard chat room.

For non-APL programmers

This is a list of tutorials and other resources of interest to someone who knows about programming or is familiar with another programming language, but wants to learn more about APL.

For novice APLers

Intermediate APL

For old APLers

Modern APL for old APLers

How to's

Graphical User Interfaces

Calling APL from other languages

Calling other languages from APL

Performance tuning

APL on the web

Parallel computing

Cryptography

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