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 UWA week 21 (1st semester, week 12) ↓
SVG not supported 3:37pm Fri 27th May, ANONYMOUS

I have a feeling the model answers used for the auto-marking was computed using a different set of texts then the set used to test our scripts. I say this because when I test my script on the Alice in Wonderland.txt file from week 4 (note the undersco...

 UWA week 20 (1st semester, week 11) ↓
SVG not supported 6:51pm Sat 21st May, ANONYMOUS

Hi Michael, Given that 'Roo is counted as a word even though it does not satisfy the definition of a simple word (sequence of one or more alphabetic characters), and pain'-killin is counted as a word, contraction and compound word even though it satis...

 UWA week 17 (1st semester, week 8) ↓
SVG not supported 1:34am Tue 26th Apr, ANONYMOUS

Hi Michael, I think you may have missed some questions in certain threads, namely 1. https run help4407?p np opt U105 2. https run help4407?p np opt U93 3. https run help4407?p n...

 UWA week 16 (1st semester, week 7) ↓
SVG not supported 1:10am Fri 22nd Apr, ANONYMOUS

Hi Michael, Sorry to harp on this issue, but I am still confused on how to deal with the different variants of a country's name. I took your earlier reply "Seeing that is the format that the data as downloaded uses, that is the format I'll be using for...

SVG not supported 6:36pm Wed 20th Apr, ANONYMOUS

Hi Michael, With regards to task 2, suppose the integer supplied (e.g. common words -nth 10000000000000 textfiles) is larger than the number of unique words found in a text, do you want us to 1. Use the word with the lowest frequency 2. Make the progra...

SVG not supported 3:19pm Wed 20th Apr, ANONYMOUS

Hi Michael, with regards to the last point, I don't see a way to remove "(Plurinational State of)" but not remove "(until 2011)" in a generalised way using a single pipeline, as these phrases are both denoted by parentheses and consist of alphanumeri...

SVG not supported 2:10am Wed 20th Apr, ANONYMOUS

Must we write anti-bugging code to ensure that the directory provided only includes text files?

SVG not supported 5:36pm Tue 19th Apr, ANONYMOUS

That's surprising, because I did not nest any for loops, I simply iterate over each row of the csv file once and i'm taking 20-30 seconds. Is a file size of 2033 lines considered "colossal" or should I be concerned?

SVG not supported 6:15am Tue 19th Apr, ANONYMOUS

With regards to assignment 1, will we be penalised if our programs take too long to run? Currently, my malaria incidence takes 20 seconds to run (due to a for loop).

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