matthew.williams at cancer.org.uk
Fri Dec 17 14:08:33 CET 2004
I'd be interested,
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> From: Brian van den Broek <bvande at po-box.mcgill.ca>
> Subject: [Tutor] suggestion for group project
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> Hi all,
> 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:
> > http://nifty.stanford.edu/
> > 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:
> > http://nifty.stanford.edu/catandmouse/html/
> > 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,
> Brian vdB
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