These are chat archives for uwhpsc-2016/uwhpsc-2016

7th
Jun 2016
Chris Swierczewski
@cswiercz
Jun 07 2016 04:40
(Closing up for the night so if you decide to take the exam this evening I won't be around to answer questions.)
Chris Swierczewski
@cswiercz
Jun 07 2016 13:44
(...aaaaand we're back.)
Chris Kang
@shinwookang
Jun 07 2016 16:43
so, i'm struggling with Question #16. Was this ever mentioned in lecture?
Chris Swierczewski
@cswiercz
Jun 07 2016 16:45
I take it you didn't read the instructions carefully...
Chris Kang
@shinwookang
Jun 07 2016 16:45
ah crap
thank you.
Chris Swierczewski
@cswiercz
Jun 07 2016 16:45
In showbusiness this is called the "M&Ms Clause".
A way of checking if someone actually read something.
Chris Kang
@shinwookang
Jun 07 2016 16:46
fascinating. Clearly, I don't....
Chris Swierczewski
@cswiercz
Jun 07 2016 16:46
:)
Chris Swierczewski
@cswiercz
Jun 07 2016 16:52
Van Halen and the M&Ms Clause - Basically, it was a way for bands to make sure that the venue crew examined the technical specifications closely. Otherwise, what seems like a small thing to overlook by the crew may result in a major technical outage which would hurt the band's reputation.
Huh. I'm looking at the exam results now. Two students answered it incorrectly...
ouch
Chris Swierczewski
@cswiercz
Jun 07 2016 17:22

Final Exam Starts in 8 minutes

Chris Swierczewski
@cswiercz
Jun 07 2016 17:32

Final Exam Has Begun! Good Luck!

Chris Kang
@shinwookang
Jun 07 2016 17:42
fascinating van halen story. I think I would'e gotten the question wrong if I didn't ask here on gitter.
Chris Swierczewski
@cswiercz
Jun 07 2016 17:43
:)
haiboqi
@haiboqi
Jun 07 2016 18:15
if a syntax is found in the code, like missing a ; , is that a compile error?
Chris Swierczewski
@cswiercz
Jun 07 2016 18:15
Which question?
haiboqi
@haiboqi
Jun 07 2016 18:15
Q5
Chris Swierczewski
@cswiercz
Jun 07 2016 18:16
There should be a semicolon at the end of half_range(4).
haiboqi
@haiboqi
Jun 07 2016 18:16
gotcha
Chris Swierczewski
@cswiercz
Jun 07 2016 18:58

Approx. 30 Minutes Left

Ben Liu
@BenLiuMath
Jun 07 2016 19:20
Hey Chris, if we think there might be an error in one of the problems should we raise an issue similar to how some quiz question issues have been raised?
Chris Swierczewski
@cswiercz
Jun 07 2016 19:21
Sure.
But don't post yet.
Let me first make sure that everyone completed the exam.
I'm releasing answers on Friday.
Ben Liu
@BenLiuMath
Jun 07 2016 19:22
Sure -- will you make an announcement when all participants are done or should I wait until some fixed time after 12:30?
Chris Swierczewski
@cswiercz
Jun 07 2016 19:23
Wait until Friday, for now. I'll make an announcement earlier if I can.
Ben Liu
@BenLiuMath
Jun 07 2016 19:23
okay, will do
Chris Swierczewski
@cswiercz
Jun 07 2016 19:23
Thanks for checking, first.

That's All, Folks! Congratulations.

Once I've confirmed that everyone who wanted to take the exam has taken the exam I will post solutions, plus an in-depth writeup of the "Challenge Problem".

Ben Liu
@BenLiuMath
Jun 07 2016 19:27
Thanks Chris! Really enjoyed the class!
Chris Swierczewski
@cswiercz
Jun 07 2016 19:36
Glad to hear it!
Feel free to stop by my desk any time (while I'm still in the dept!) if you want to chat about computing stuff.
Chris Kang
@shinwookang
Jun 07 2016 19:59
*one last question before the course is officially over! What's the natural sequence of courses to take after Amath583? Is there an extension to HPSC?
Chris Swierczewski
@cswiercz
Jun 07 2016 20:48
@shinwookang AMath 583 is a stand-alone course. As far as I know there isn't an official course that follows. Like I mentioned at the start of class, though, the main purpose is to expose students to a whole bunch of HPSC-related things. Some of the resources I posted might be good starting points for continuing the material seen here.
My suggestion is to pick a project, something that you're interested in working on or writing up, and learn the tools you need to solve the problems you encounter. A simple example is my approach: whenever I encounter a new programming language or framework I start by implementing matrix multiplication.
(Oops, I think my previous message might have been lost to the void.)
(Oh. Never mind. My Gitter client was being strange)
Chris Kang
@shinwookang
Jun 07 2016 20:51
Gotcha. That's a great tip. Thank you! 'twas an awesome class.
Chris Swierczewski
@cswiercz
Jun 07 2016 20:52
Excellent! Glad you enjoyed it.