Karel the Robot  

Book Citation

Karel the Robot

A Gentle Introduction to the Art of Programming

[Karel the Robot (1st Ed.)   [Karel the Robot (2nd Ed.)
  • Authors: Richard E. Pattis (2nd Edition), revised by Jim Roberts and Mark Stehlik
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, Inc
  • ISBN: 0-471-59725-2
  • Copyright: 1981, 1995, by John Wiley and Sons, Inc

Abstract: Karel the Robot teaches you the fundamental concepts and skills of programming -- quickly and easily! By emphasizing logic and structure over calculation, it provides a non-threatening introduction to the central ideas in programming -- the same ideas that apply to all programming languages.

This widely-praised guide begins by introducing Karel, a literal-minded robot whose built-in capabilities allow him to explore his world and manipulate simple objects in it. It then introduces Karel's programming language, which emphasizes logical deduction and spatial reasoning rather than calculation and algebraic reasoning.

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