Nature in Code by Marcel Salathé [Leanpub PDF/iPad/Kindle]
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Completed on 2016-12-07

About the Book

"Nature, In Code" is a new type of textbook that teaches programming in JavaScript by implementing key concepts in biology (natural selection, genetic drift, epidemics, evolution of cooperation, etc.) - everything runs in the browser.

If you are interested in learning programming, but find pure programming books, uhm, boring, this book is for you. Instead of just learning dry programming principles, you learn programming by implementing key biological concepts in code so that they run in your browser.

If you know a little (or a lot of) programming already, but want to learn more about the rules that govern life without having to pick up a dry, overpriced academic textbook, this book is for you too. You will learn some key ideas that form the basis of modern biology, from population genetics to evolutionary biology to infectious disease spread.

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About the Author

Marcel Salathé
Marcel Salathé

Marcel Salathé is an Associate Professor of Biology and Computer Sciences at EPFL, Switzerland. He's been developing for the web since the late nineties. He fell in love with programming by learning JavaScript, which is easy to pick up for total beginners like he used to be. 

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