The course web has a lot to read. Here is a suggestion as to where to start (and a recommended order you could look at them):
- Check the overview page Overview to get a basic sense of what the course is going to be. https://graphics.cs.wisc.edu/WP/cs559-sp2019/overview/
- check the pre-requisites page Course Pre-Requisites to get an idea of what we expect from students in the class https://graphics.cs.wisc.edu/WP/cs559-sp2019/pre-reqs/
- Check the books page Books to see what books we will use in class, and why you don’t need to buy any (but can if you want to) https://graphics.cs.wisc.edu/WP/cs559-sp2019/books/
- Look at the tools page Tools to see what tools you will want to gather together to do the assignments in the class. The software page Installing software that you need gives some instructions on how to install things. We recommend that you use Visual Studio Code (see Visual Studio Code and CS559). https://graphics.cs.wisc.edu/WP/cs559-sp2019/tools/
- The policies page CS559 Course Policy Page will give you a sense of the rules for how the class will operate. https://graphics.cs.wisc.edu/WP/cs559-sp2019/policies/
Before class starts, we recommend that you:
- Have a look at the web pages above.
- Register for an account on GitHub if you don’t already have one.
- Set up the tools you will want to use for the class and try them out.
- If you’ve never used GIT before, you might want to read about it and try it out a little. See the GIT page where I have a brief tutorial, and pointers to resources.
Other pages that you might want to look at:
1. A discussion of Workbooks that we will use in class
2. Why we recommend Visual Studio Code Visual Studio Code and CS559