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SEUL.org: Linux in education report #19 for May 8

May 08, 2000, 18:24 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Doug Loss for this link. ]

"We're in the midst of preparing for the LinuxCanada Expo in Toronto next week and haven't had much time to work on this report, so it will unfortunately be pretty light. We also probably won't be doing a report next week, as our booth won't have an internet connection. We'll report on everything on May 22."

"Georges Khaznadar has produced a couple of programs for science: Units-filter--Units-Filter is a lightweight stand-alone application written with C, flex and bison. It enables one to match a student's answer with a model made of a numerical value plus a physical unit. Currently recognized are the SI units and some other units listed in the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics. As an example, it can match '5.0e3 mWb/s' against '5 V' (both notations are equivalent). ..."

"Emilio Gerardo Milian has just held the first meeting of the Linux class at South San Francisco Adult Education. He cautions us to, "Remember this is a Windows NT class to which I am introducing Linux for the first time." A hand count showed that 6 of the 25 students have already installed Linux on their PC at home. Emilio continues, "Again, I wish to emphasize that in 4 weeks we will only scratch the surface regarding the learning of Linux, you must signup for the On-Line course which has 16 lessons in order to learn more about it. Refer to the links on the class web pages for your guidance: http://www.smcoe.k12.ca.us/ssfusd/as/linux/linux1.html.""

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