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leoV:
Hi, Does anybody know how to submit a problem set? Thanks
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michaelokt:
PS 4: What is the difference between the build_coder function and the build_encoder function? They both produce the same output. The hint sa…
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pmuldowney:
What theory is behind the Rule of Thirds?
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Bataman:
I am confused when finding some specific method in Python documentation. There are so many materials provided online , but how can I find wh…
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isahsalim:
hey everyone!!!
i'm isah from uganda n i need help on how to learn programming from c to python
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einhan:
What does 'can't assign to literal' error mean?
I did:
'3 + 3' = 'six'…
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Ante:
Hello guys! I noticed that Guttag uses lists in many cases where  seemingly  tuples would work as well. When I write code I'm trying to av…
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Anyaanya:
A bunch of educators got together to write a "bill of rights" for online learners.
https://github.com/audreywatters/learnersrights/blob/mas…
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claylyons:
Working on Problem Set 6;
the supplied answer uses integers for position and speed even though specifications state that we should use floa…
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sfox1288:
Hey everyone, just finished the recursion lecture and I understand the idea of recursion, but had trouble understanding old man Grimson's ex…
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ldcicconi:
Hi, I'm working on ps1 problem c, and I'm trying to find a good explanation of how exactly the bisection method works. If someone could plea…
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LuigiI:
Hi everyone. Im working on the first problem but whenever I input any program into the IDLE it will read and only follow the first line of c…
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JocelynC:
Hello. A newbie is a little (very) confused on problem set 1 question 1, "Credit Card Debt."
I watched lectures 1, 2 and the first recit…
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jaersyn:
What IDE do the OCW lectures use? I'm baffled that there is no mention of this anywhere on the site/in the lectures. I tried getting notepad…
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PatrickD:
Hey this is where I am... problem set 2 (1) My thought was to call a function that determined the length of the tuple  used that informat…
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einhan:
What exactly is 'epsilon' in Python?
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smh13:
For the bisection search, epsilon governs the divisions. On the video, John Guttag says that 12345 / epsilon^2(0.0001) is about 26.897. I ge…
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asteriks:
the system ask us to download phyton version 2.5.4, but it is not been offered, like the versions are 2.7 and on. Any ideas?
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MEgravoid:
Is there any where to turn in the homework or check it?
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shawnf:
PS5: little confused about this paragraph:
This trigger should produce its output by inverting the output of another trigger. The NOT trigg…
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shawnf:
How to test a class?
In problem 5 we are creating classes but there is no apparent method to test them to see if we wrote them correctly. I…
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ultimatedbz:
how do i know which assignment corresponds with which lecture? because there are double the amount of lectures as there are assignments
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shawnf:
Good online source for methods and operations
There is a ton of online sources but not really in a concise format that I have found. It w…
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Feet_Wet:
In the solution for PS5 (the newsfeed problem), the last problem  userspecified triggers  the solution uses a function 'makeTrigger' wh…
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alejandromeran:
I have no experience with programming whatsoever but I thought it would be a good idea taking this course to prepare for a computer science …
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Venkata:
Do i use python 3.3 or 2.7? I see there is a difference using the print syntax in these versions. I believe the course uses 2.7 but not sur…
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shawnf:
Output from dict to list then string:
newText = list()
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shawnf:
anyone using an alternative to idle as a text editor for python?
i was going to try netbeans, but noticed they no longer support python.
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shawnf:
Problem 3: scrabble
The function for checking whether a word is valid passes the test provided:
if word in word_list:
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nickyvs:
I wrote a code in python but I'd really like to run it as if it were a program (as in, just seeing the things I want printed and being able …
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