Programmer's Digest

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Programmer's Digest
Programmers Digest
Icon Programmers Digest
effects+10 Science for 60 seconds
(+20 with Comprehension)
(for 180 seconds with Retention)
base id000ec4b1

Programmer's Digest is a skill magazine in Fallout: New Vegas.


Reading this magazine raises your Science skill by 10 points (20 points with the Comprehension perk) for 60 seconds (180 seconds with Retention).


This item can be crafted by the player.

Creation requirements

rangeIcon range
Repair: 25
Picking up a copy of Programmer's Digest after the Voracious Reader perk is chosen.
levelIcon level
Programmer's Digest (1)

¹ Craftable without a workbench via a dialogue option with Veronica, or with ED-E once the add-on Lonesome Road is installed.


Below is a list of all fixed locations of Programmer's Digest skill magazines in Fallout: New Vegas and its add-ons. For an overview of magazines per location, see the main overview page.

Closest map markerLocation description
Ashton missile silo fnvlrGametitle-FNV LRLevel 1 launchdeck, in a desk in the medical room with the Auto-Doc, along with a copy of Fixin' Things.
Broc Flower CaveIn the upper chamber with the rest of the medical loot. One is on the table with the chemistry set; the other is on the table near the dummy computer terminal (along with a Today's Physician).
Camp GolfHouse Resort, second floor on a table next to a copy of Fixin' Things in a center room with the non-functioning terminal.
Camp GolfCamp Golf tent, the one with Sgt. McCredie in it, on the desk in the back right.
Camp GuardianCamp Guardian caves, in the bottom right corner of the map. Behind a large group of lakelurkers and inside a duffle bag within their cave.
Followers safehouseOne is found on the middle bed of the safehouse next to a copy of Today's Physician.
GoodspringsTwo in the Goodsprings schoolhouse, on two benches near walls (one next to the terminal).
Hoover DamPower plant 01, on a desk upstairs just outside the door to Hoover Dam offices.
Hoover DamHoover Dam offices, in an eastern room, on a desk with the inventory terminal.
Hoover DamIn the northeastern Hoover Dam tower (ladies room), in one of the stalls upstairs.
Hopeville missile silo bunker fnvlrGametitle-FNV LRGround level, silo blast door control-room; on top of the blast door-control.
JacobstownIn the lodge in an upstairs room. Take the hallway on the left, then take the first right. It should be in the third room from the right on a table along with a copy of Fixin' Things. Must be stolen.
Junction 7 Rest Stop fnvlrGametitle-FNV LRIn a ruined building called Parker's Restaurant and Fountain, upstairs in a fallen down bookshelf.
Matthews Animal Husbandry Farm(3) located in a duffle bag on the second floor of the east-most barn.
Mick & Ralph'sOn the second floor next to a non-working terminal. Must be stolen.
New Vegas SteelOffice area, in a bin beside the desk with the intact terminal.
Nellis Air Force BaseNellis schoolhouse, on the teacher's desk together with a copy of Boxing Times and Fixin' Things.
NiptonTown Hall, two magazines in Major Steyn's office on his desk next to the terminal.
Old Mormon FortSold by Julie Farkas at a discount, after providing her with enough supplies during Friend of the Followers.
Poseidon Gas StationJust south of the station, on a shelf in Violet's makeshift fort.
PrimmNash residence, on a table next to the bed, along with a copy of Fixin' Things.
Puesta del Sol Dead MoneyGametitle-FNV DMSwitching station, on a console to your right before descending the stairs.
Red Rock CanyonNW tent around the fire. On the floor with/under a Lad's Life and Milsurp Review.
Red Rock Drug LabIn the front trailer, on a bench near a chemistry set, next to a Today's Physician.
South Vegas Ruins West EntranceAt Violet's hidout. Up on her tower on the left by the metal box.
Sunset Sarsaparilla HeadquartersOn the table to the right as soon as you enter through the main entrance (opposite of Festus).
The Think Tank fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWBOn top of a terminal, to the back where Dr. Borous is working.
The Tops13th floor, in the southern middle room behind an Average locked door, on a desk.
Vault 22Beside the mattress upon first entering.
Vault 19First floor, under the desk with the terminal in the first room on the left after entering the Blue Sector.
Villa Police Station Dead MoneyGametitle-FNV DMIn a small room with a reloading bench, on the closest shelf to the right as you enter.

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