@olivia This makes me so mad. Having three daughters, I see more than ever how early the signalling begins. "Boy's" Clothes have computers, binary digits, circuit shapes. Girls get fucking Unicorns.
I've been teaching my 7-year-old a little Python and she loves it, and is clearly capable of understanding the abstractions. My 5-y-o plays Scratch Junior and loves it. Kids are kids.
By reading your article, I see you need flexible statistics software more than pure programming. Still, you're perfectly right, I wasn't aware how you psychologists need to use R or Matlab and for those it is propaedeutic to know how to define a simple function or a for cycle in a programming language. From my experience, among my colleagues girls hate programming the most, yet they use Octave almost without batting an eye. About free software, have you tried PSPP instead of SPSS?
@piermingo I'm a computational modeller. So I need C and Python.
@olivia this is awesome! Really love your writing style.
@zyx aww thank you. Humbled! 😊
@olivia I'm about to take over support for Psychology at my library, and I'm going to include coding and stats support. Thank you.
@delibrarian amazing! Thank YOU! 🌸
@olivia is this pop tart?
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