• Assignment released

    Posted by Michael Thielscher Friday 10 July 2020, 02:37:32 PM.

    According to a classic German saying, "After the game is before the game". The assignment has now been released and can be found on the course webpage under Assignment . The main topic is problem solving with graph data structures and graph search. Since the assignment gives you a lot of freedom to develop your own approach to the problem, readability of your program will be very important. Please make sure to adhere to the principles of structured programming and use good commenting.

    The assignment is due on Monday 3 August at 11:00am (week 10). If you have difficulties with the assignment, our tutor Kevin Luong will be available over the next three weeks for regular virtual help labs:

    • Wednesday, 1–3pm (Weeks 7, 8 and 9)
    • Thursday, 11–12noon (Weeks 7 and 8)
    • Thursday, 10–12noon (Week 9)

    You can participate through a link on Moodle. Attending these virtual help labs is entirely voluntary. More details will be given at the next lecture on Tuesday.

    Finally, before you start working on your assignment, pay heed to the following advice from the Tao of Programming (Book 3):

    Thus spake the Master Programmer:
    "When a program is being tested, it is too late to make design changes."

    Have fun and good luck,

  • Mid-term Question 6

    Posted by Michael Thielscher Thursday 09 July 2020, 06:02:48 PM.

    There was an unintended typo in one of the variations for Question 6. Everyone who found that the code was erroneous because it said list->next instead of the expected head->next : This has already been fixed and your result updated.


  • Mid-session test today (Thursday, 9 July)

    Posted by Michael Thielscher Thursday 09 July 2020, 11:28:44 AM.

    Just a reminder that the mid-session test will take place today between 4:30pm and 5:35pm.

    Please note that the way we login to Moodle has changed overnight: You now sign on to Moodle by using your zID with added, for example:

    • The mid-session test opens at 4:30pm and has a duration of 1 hour from when you start your test.
    • The test will automatically close at 5:35pm the latest, which means you must start before 4:35pm in order to get the full 1 hour.
    • There will be 10 questions in the same format as in the Moodle quizzes in this course (mix of: multiple choice with =1 or ≥1 correct answers, numerical answers, short text answer).
    • Please be aware that the Moodle server may lag at the very beginning as other students log in. Should this be a serious issue, the time remaining for you to finish the test will be automatically extended.

    Best of luck everyone,

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