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How to explain what is code is to my parents?

I am an engineering student in computer science and recently my parents asked me to explain a bit what I do, which is their way of asking "What is coding  ?".

They have no idea of what coding is, what languages are, lines of codes etc., and I wanted to explain briefly how it all works. I wanted to explain what a programming language is and how it is used to write algorithms, make computations... To me it seems very logical that the interpreter reads lines of code from top to bottom, understanding the statements of a particular language.

I can't find the right words and nice examples to help them understand globally how it works.

How can I explain this idea to them?

How to explain what is code to my parents?

I am an engineering student in computer science and recently my parents asked me to explain a bit what I do, which is their way of asking "What is coding  ?".

They have no idea of what coding is, what languages are, lines of codes etc. and I wanted to explain briefly how it all works. I wanted to explain what a programming language is and how it is used to write algorithms, make computations... To me it seems very logical that the interpreter reads lines of code from top to bottom, understanding the statements of a particular language.

I can't find the right words and nice examples to help them understand globally how it works.

How can I explain this idea to them?

How to explain what code is to my parents?

I am an engineering student in computer science and recently my parents asked me to explain a bit what I do, which is their way of asking "What is coding?".

They have no idea of what coding is, what languages are, lines of codes etc, and I wanted to explain briefly how it all works. I wanted to explain what a programming language is and how it is used to write algorithms, make computations... To me it seems very logical that the interpreter reads lines of code from top to bottom, understanding the statements of a particular language.

I can't find the right words and nice examples to help them understand globally how it works.

How can I explain this idea to them?

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