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I don't have any knowledge at all in the field, i don't know if i am in the correct community. Is there any book you would suggest for a starter to gain an idea about computer science? I have a good background on mathematics and engineering. I want a book to understand get a general idea about the field in order to be able to decide where i should focus.

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    $\begingroup$ You could just learn how to program. This path will eventually lead you to computer science. Install Python and go ahead, there is a plentora of tutorials on the internet. It's probably easier than just going straight into computer science itself. $\endgroup$ – Gabriel Nov 1 '17 at 1:53
  • $\begingroup$ "a general idea about the field" -- is that a thing? What is "the general idea" of mathematics? $\endgroup$ – Raphael Nov 1 '17 at 10:18
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    $\begingroup$ @Gabriel It's perfectly possible to enter CS from mathematics, without ever writing a single line of code. $\endgroup$ – Raphael Nov 1 '17 at 10:18
  • $\begingroup$ @Raphael I agree. I just gave him an idea of something that may be easier. $\endgroup$ – Gabriel Nov 1 '17 at 10:40
  • $\begingroup$ we just came up with some ideas for you here. if you can get a few more SE pts (ie 20 total at any site!) you can join the chat room for further inquiry :) $\endgroup$ – vzn Nov 2 '17 at 2:35

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