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## Recursion

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• Can someone take the time to explain recursion to me; particularly what it involves and why we use it.

Cheers.

• Not to discourage you or anything, but you might want to try investigating topics yourself before asking a question. Google them, or read a book, and then if there's something you don't understand, ask a question about that.

Asking people to recite definitions is not well-received in many online communities. Channel9 is not so strict about this, but I know some places where you'd be flamed to death by now.

• Quiddy Biddy wrote:
﻿Can someone take the time to explain recursion to me; particularly what it involves and why we use it.

Cheers.

well I hate to say this but the answer is recusive ....

take a look at a fractal; some fractal drawing programs are iterative systems, they keep doing the same thing over and over but alter one or more parameters each time following a set of rules.

others are recusive, why? read the first bit then imagine how you might remove the need for a loop but do the same work.

look at some fractal zooms of a one area... look at the pattern, that repeates ...

• Sven Groot wrote:

Asking people to recite definitions is not well-received in many online communities. Channel9 is not so strict about this, but I know some places where you'd be flamed to death by now.

Also, if you're going to ask homework questions, it's worth a least putting in a bit of effort to hide the fact....

• To understand recursion you must first understand recursion...

• FusionGuy wrote:
﻿To understand recursion you must first understand recursion...

Well that's easy then.

• Bah, joke didn't work. Ignore me.

• Recursion
See "Recursion"

• Rossj wrote:
﻿Bah, joke didn't work. Ignore me.

what was it

• Rossj wrote:
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See this perhaps?

• blowdart wrote:
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 Rossj wrote: ﻿Bah, joke didn't work. Ignore me.

See this perhaps?

Am I *that* predictable?

• haha

• blowdart wrote:
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 Rossj wrote: ﻿Bah, joke didn't work. Ignore me.

See this perhaps?

Maybe if I quote you, the joke will appear

• W3bbo wrote:
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blowdart wrote:
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 Rossj wrote: ﻿Bah, joke didn't work. Ignore me.

See this perhaps?

Maybe if I quote you, the joke will appear

Maybe if I quote you, the joke will appear

• Rossj wrote:
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blowdart wrote:
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 Rossj wrote: ﻿Bah, joke didn't work. Ignore me.

See this perhaps?

Am I *that* predictable?

Yup; you do the same every time (pun intended)

• W3bbo wrote:
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W3bbo wrote:
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blowdart wrote:
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 Rossj wrote: ﻿Bah, joke didn't work. Ignore me.

See this perhaps?

Maybe if I quote you, the joke will appear

Maybe if I quote you, the joke will appear

Maybe if I quote you, the joke will appear

• W3bbo wrote:
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W3bbo wrote:
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W3bbo wrote:
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blowdart wrote:
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 Rossj wrote: ﻿Bah, joke didn't work. Ignore me.

See this perhaps?

Maybe if I quote you, the joke will appear

Maybe if I quote you, the joke will appear

Maybe if I quote you, the joke will appear

Maybe if I quote you, the joke will appear

• W3bbo wrote:
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W3bbo wrote:
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W3bbo wrote:
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W3bbo wrote:
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blowdart wrote:
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 Rossj wrote: ﻿Bah, joke didn't work. Ignore me.

See this perhaps?

Maybe if I quote you, the joke will appear

Maybe if I quote you, the joke will appear

Maybe if I quote you, the joke will appear

Maybe if I quote you, the joke will appear

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