[Tutor] suggestion for group project
Brian van den Broek
bvande at po-box.mcgill.ca
Fri Dec 17 11:12:40 CET 2004
A while ago, in a response:
Danny Yoo said unto the world upon 2004-11-29 17:14:
> I just got in contact with Nick Parlante of the Nifty Assignments
> project; he's been collecting material on fun projects:
> The projects there look pretty nice. In fact, I'm thinking of
> adapting material on that page for us here on Python-Tutor.
> Is there a particular project that sounds interesting to folks?
> Personally, I'm interested in:
> But that's only because I helped tutor it back when I was at
> Berkeley's Self-Paced Center... *grin* But if people want, I'd be
> happy to convert Professor Clancy's support code from C++ to Python.
I've got a suggestion: would there be any interest among list members in
picking one of the assignments, working on it, and then doing a code
When Danny posted, I did <http://nifty.stanford.edu/2003/randomwriter/>.
I thought about posting what I had done to the list and inviting such
comment/criticism, but was dissuaded by two things: 1) once I'd got my
code to a reasonable polish, with docstrings and all, it seemed a bit
long to just plunk onto the list, and, 2) I suspect much of the
interest, fun, and learning might well emerge from having a go at the
task and then seeing what others came up with. If I posted mine
unannounced, others wouldn't have the chance to go at the problem fresh.
What do others think?
I wonder if the length of code, the possible undesirability of a bunch
of answers to a collection of homework problems getting posted, and
other considerations might make this better as an off-list endeavour.
I'd be interested in doing it either here or on private channels. (If
there was interest and we opt for private, I could probably get my uni
to let me set up an unarchived listserv for the purpose.)
Best to all,
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