Introduction to Computational Thinking

Welcome to MIT 18.S191 aka 6.S083 aka 22.S092, Fall 2020 edition!

This is Fall 2020. For Spring 2021, see our new website.

This is an introductory course on Computational Thinking. We use the Julia programming language to approach real-world problems in varied areas applying data analysis and computational and mathematical modeling. In this class you will learn computer science, software, algorithms, applications, and mathematics as an integrated whole.

Topics include:

The course has now concluded, but you can still take it at your own pace from this website! Feel free to hang out in the course discord server and ask questions!

See also the course repository Lecture notebooks are here.

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Introduction video


Course materials will be published on this website.

TR 2:30–3:30pm EST, online (Go to the lecture page on this site to stream it.)

Start date: September 1, 2020

Office hours TBD.

Discussion forum and homework submission


Problem sets consist of code. MIT students enrolled in the course must submit homeworks via Canvas. If you are not a student then we encourage you to join the Discord and find a cross-grading partner.