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Mathematics and Physics for Programmers, Second Edition by Danny Kodicek, John Patrick Flynt

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Appendix B. Code References

The code samples used in this book are based on the Lingo scripting language. Along with JavaScript, Lingo is a scripting language supported by Adobe Director. Pseudocode in general usually designates stripped-down algorithms filled out with natural language sentences, such as set p to the nearest point to q, or find the nearest point to q. The few points made in this appendix are intended largely to orient you to the data types and language features characteristic of Lingo and so appear in the pseudocode.

Data Types

Lingo is a loosely typed language, meaning that you don’t need to specify what kind of data is held in a particular variable or returned by a particular function. It’s quite easy to switch between most of ...

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