I just came back from a presentation where I found out about a program I can use in my research, however having spoken to my sub supervisor he said I will have to know C to be able to/be allowed to use the program. I have to ask my main supervisor on Friday. By then I would like to be able to read a bit of C just so I can give the impression that I know what I am doing. I won't actually be doing any coding so its not like I need an in depth knowledge of C. All I need is the fancy graphs/videos out the other end. The coding will be done by a PhD student who is extremely familiar with the program and can write in C. I don't have any longer as the simulations that will be run will take at least a month and so they need to be started as soon as possible. I am a complete newbie with C the only programming experience I have is a basic understanding of Matlab. The person I will by trying to convince only has a basic understanding of C. Am I mad? Is this at all possible? Any suggested reading?