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


Reading this magazine raises the 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 Courier.

Creation requirements

Icon range
Repair: 25
Picking up a copy of Programmer's Digest after the Voracious Reader perk is chosen.
Icon 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 Gametitle-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 Gametitle-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 Gametitle-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 Gametitle-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 from the main entrance (opposite of Festus)
The Think Tank Gametitle-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 Gametitle-FNV DMIn a small room with a reloading bench, on the closest shelf to the right upon entry
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.