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6.00_learner
 2 years ago
Hi guys, the ideas of graph and dynamic programming seem confuse me a lot. In lec22's code. the subtitles indict that there is a bug in function dpShortestPath(). I don't understand that code very well. How does the bug arise?
Could any one explain that problem more concretely or just give the correct code?
lec22's code
http://dpaste.com/hold/1396904/
6.00_learner
 2 years ago
Hi guys, the ideas of graph and dynamic programming seem confuse me a lot. In lec22's code. the subtitles indict that there is a bug in function dpShortestPath(). I don't understand that code very well. How does the bug arise? Could any one explain that problem more concretely or just give the correct code? lec22's code http://dpaste.com/hold/1396904/

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Richard_C
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It's fun to watch the video lectures, but it's a headache to just go through the codes...

bwCA
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you need to work with it till you understand how it works. you might have to watch the lecture a few times. just keep at it till you understand it then look for the bug. to be candid it has been a long while since i went thru it and i don't recall what the bug was. maybe go back and rewatch lecture 21 also

6.00_learner
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0In lec23 about 24:30 , Prof Guttag claims there is a dirty little secret in python. initializing the memo = None and doing a little bit change of code may be helpful.

bwCA
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0why wouldn't you want to use a mutable object as a function argument default value ?

6.00_learner
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Initializing the memo = None turns out to be a wrong answer…It makes no expecting change to the program. I think I can understand the function shortestPath() now, but still confuse about the dpShortestPath(). The only thing I am sure now is that dpShortestPath() indeed has a bug(s), and the bug must hide in the memo.

bwCA
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0here is one of many explanations available for this gotcha http://effbot.org/zone/defaultvalues.htm

6.00_learner
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thanks, it begins to make a little sense to me. But those recursive relations are still very messy. Maybe I should take an algorithm course, then i can fully understand it.
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