Sunday, November 28, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Many of you had trouble with tests timing out on FrontDesk in the run up to the graphs deadline. This was because the time allowed for each test was conservative, and a large number of tests were being run at the same time. Therefore, in the interest of fairness, we will be manually resubmitting everyone's graphs submissions as we grade them. This means that the tests will be rerun when the system isn't overloaded. Your grade will either not change or go up if your code was unfairly timed out. Since the staff will be doing the submissions, your late day usage will not be affected.
There have also been some questions about how late days will be used on Chess lab. Unlike Graphs, the previous partner assignment, we are allowing you to use up to two of the maximum of your partnership's late days, which is to say
min(2, max(a's late days, b's late days))
For example, if I have no late days, and my partner has five then we can submit our Chess code one or two days late. If, on the other hand, I have 1 late day and my partner has 1 late day, we can only submit one day late.
The deadline for chess is 23:59 on 30 November. That means that if you have two late days to use, you can submit up to 23:59 on 2 December. The competitive pool will remain open until 23:59 on 3 December, which is the last day of the semester. At that time, we will snapshot the leader board and assign extra credit points as described in the handout.
Please note that the code you submit to FrontDesk is the only code that we'll use to assign testing and style points. If you choose to continue hacking on your chess AI beyond the formal deadline, that's up to you, but it will only count towards your standings in the competition.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Chess lab has been released. You may now sign up with your andrew id at http://www.link.cs.cmu.edu/211/sign-up.html You can http://www.link.cs.cmu.edu/211/chess-results.html Please read the documentation on Frontdesk in its entirety before starting the assignment! There is no theory component. The unit tested component is due on Nov 30. You may use late days for the unit tested part of the lab. The pool will close on Dec 2. You may not use late days for the pool. Have fun!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
The grades for the 2nd midterm have been released. The min,max,mean, median were 19.5, 69.5, 53, and 54 points, respectively, out of a total of 72 possible points. Your TA will return your exam tomorrow during recitation.
Monday, November 01, 2010
Based on a few questions that keep coming up, here are a list of clarifications for the theory assignment:
Question 1: The theorem is intentionally wrong. We aren't asking for a counterexample, we are asking you to find the flaw in the proof.
Question 3b: Just like in part a, you are allowed to manipulate the graph.
I'll update this list if more things come up.