Getting Ready

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Getting Ready for the C Programming Club

For the club meetings, you will need to either bring a computer to program on, or use a school computer (and bring a flashdrive to save your works). We will be meeting every Tuesday from 3:00-4:15, in Mr. Ferrell's room, Room 1615.

In order to program with C language, you will need to download a C compiler. There are two main ways to do this.
If you are very passionate with programming, and want to use the best compiler/programming environment, I would recommend an operation system called Ubuntu (Linux). This is an operation system developed specifically for programmers to use. The C compiler is already installed in Ubuntu, you will just need to install the programming environment, called emacs. But in order to install this operation system, you will need to either dual-boot your computer (run two different operation systems) by burning a disk or USB; or use a virtual machine such as VirtualBox.
Another simpler way is to just download a C compiler. If you are on Windows, you can download a compiler called MinGW, and the programming environment will be emacs. If you are on an Apple device, you can install XCode. Once you set it up, you will be able to write and execute C programs and you are ready for the C Programming Club!

Guide for downloading Ubuntu:

Downloading Ubuntu

Guide for creating a virtual machine in VirtualBox:

Creating a Virtual Machine

Guide for starting Ubuntu for the first time (in both VirtualBox and dual-booting):

Starting Ubuntu

Guide for using Ubuntu:

Using Ubuntu

Here is a guide for installing MinGW and emacs on Windows:

Installing MinGW and emacs