CS 146, like CS 136, uses the latest release of DrRacket (currently 7.9.x), which can be downloaded here.
Marmoset tests for C programs will use the C compiler clang on the Linux undergraduate servers. We recommend that students going on to CS major courses learn to use clang or gcc, which is similar enough for this class and more commonly used, on the command line, and a Unix shell. There are several possibilities for students developing C programs:
We do not recommend other C compiler options, such as MinGW or msvc, because in our experience there are subtle differences that cause problems for students.
Your C programs will be created using a text editor. If working on the CS Undergraduate Environment, we suggest using Nano, Vim, or Emacs.
The first tutorial will go into more details about the logistics of obtaining, installing, and using the recommended software.