anonymous
  • anonymous
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/
MIT 6.00 Intro Computer Science (OCW)
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anonymous
  • anonymous
It's fun to watch the video lectures, but it's a headache to just go through the codes...
anonymous
  • anonymous
you 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 re-watch lecture 21 also
anonymous
  • anonymous
In 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.

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anonymous
  • anonymous
why wouldn't you want to use a mutable object as a function argument default value ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Initializing 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.
anonymous
  • anonymous
here is one of many explanations available for this gotcha http://effbot.org/zone/default-values.htm
anonymous
  • anonymous
thanks, 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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