I maintain a course Frequently Asked Questions List for questions about Racket, Scheme, and the tools we use.
The Racket team has produced a lot of great documentation. Two of their documents are especially helpful to us in this course:
Racket is a fork of the smaller language, Scheme, and retains its basic mindset. There are a number of wonderful books about Scheme available on-line for free:
The creators of Racket have also written How to Design Programs, a CS1 textbook that uses Racket to teach program design.
Dr. Racket is the standard IDE for the Racket language. It is all you need for working with Racket, and I encourage you to use it for your studying and your programming assignments this semester. It comes not only with a graphical IDE but also a suite of command-line tools.
Dr. Racket is installed on the machines in the CS labs (335 ITTC, 112 WRT, and 339 WRT). You can download it for your own computers. It runs on all major platforms and is a snap to install. You will be surprised what all Dr. Racket offers!
Here are some free Scheme interpreters:
I maintain a page of helpful hints for using Dr. Racket. Send me any questions or suggestions you have.
The Little Schemer uses an unusual question-and-answer format to help you to think and program in a new style. It's well worth a few dollars. Some people really like this format. If you are one of them, then take a look at The Seasoned Schemer, also by Friedman and Felleisen.
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