Meet up

Recursion For Beginners

Wednesday, 25th April in London

This meetup was organised by Algorithmic Art in April 2018


Recursion For Beginners

However recursion can be a little tricky when learning about it for the first time. This relaxed session will introduce the idea gently, and illustrate it with some simple but convincing examples.

The tutorial is aimed firmly at beginners, including artists who have never coded before.

Some of the things we'll cover:

  • Basic idea, without using a computer

  • Simple recursive circles example

  • Reminder - stop and continue conditions

  • Realistic trees, geometric patterns

  • Lindenmayer-systems (which made the pattern above)

After this session you will have at the very least an intuition for recursion and why it is so powerful. If you're a little more confident with coding, you'll be able to experiment with recursion yourself.

What to bring

You don't have to bring a laptop. If you want, you can experiment with a few of the examples which will be using and p5js so you only need a modern browser and working wifi - no additional software needs to be installed.

Tariq Rashid

Tariq has loved open source for over 20 years and first fell in love with Python in the last century!

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Who's coming?

Attending Members