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 UWA week 20 (1st semester, week 11) ↓
SVG not supported 11:22am Thu 19th May, Justin H.

Hi Michael, Despite setting permissions to chmod 777 in the original file successfully, this seems to show that strangely the rwx permissions didn't carry over to the file I submitted. I've attached a screenshot of my submission ticket, showing only r...


SVG not supported 3:01pm Tue 17th May, Justin H.

Hi Michael I figured out the misunderstanding, to do with what I interpreted as "sample". In the project instructions, you have "samples", which are short snippets, NOT the full text. So when you said "For example, comparing the Lawrence and Lawson s...


SVG not supported 2:00pm Tue 17th May, Justin H.

Just to add those are screenshots of your examples, not my own work. But as you can see, the square of the differences for "also" must also be zero, since the two inital profiles were also zero. So something is wrong here.


SVG not supported 1:59pm Tue 17th May, Justin H.

Hi Michael, when you compared the "Lawrence and Lawson samples" , I believe your example comparison is incorrect. For example, neither text contains the word "also", but after your comparison, "also" has a value other than zero, which can't possibly ...


SVG not supported 1:21pm Tue 17th May, Justin H.

Never mind, I misread "What I have also chosen to report is the SQUARES of the style-metric differences", i.e. his values aren't rooted yet.


SVG not supported 12:54pm Tue 17th May, Justin H.

Just to add Michael's definitely compared different texts to what he's listed. We'll just have to wait for an answer and see. If you look at the values of certain words present in one sample text but not the other, for example "which" and "yet", sin...


SVG not supported 12:23pm Tue 17th May, Justin H.

Agreed about the "also" field, I noticed that too, I think it's a mistake.


 UWA week 19 (1st semester, week 10) ↓
SVG not supported 4:21pm Sat 14th May, Justin H.

Thanks Michael. I'll modify my program so it counts " '- " words as valid contractions and conjunctions then, so that it matches up with the sample counts. Appreciate your time.


SVG not supported 1:08pm Sat 14th May, Justin H.

Just to add If you wish to change the definition in the project instructions to allow words with word '- word to be counted as contractions too, that's fine. But as of right now I'm trying to follow the program instructions to the letter. Justin


SVG not supported 12:42pm Sat 14th May, Justin H.

Hi Michael, While comparing my output profile to the example one for Lawson Sample (Children Of The Bush Sample), my profile is exactly the same except for the contraction count, i.e. words with ' without ending in 's. Your example states contractions ...


SVG not supported 1:04pm Mon 9th May, Justin H.

Hi Michael, In the project instructions, under the heading "profile creation" The corresponding profile to the first sample (excerpt from Mark Twain) has 0 listed for all things in the profile. I suspect this is a mistake, since even the word count in ...


SVG not supported 1:04pm Mon 9th May, Justin H.
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Hi Michael, In the project instructions, under the heading "profile creation" The corresponding profile to the first sample (excerpt from Mark Twain) has 0 listed for all things in the profile. I suspect this is a mistake, since even the word count in ...


 UWA week 18 (1st semester, week 9) ↓
SVG not supported 7:33pm Sun 8th May, Justin H.

Hi Michael, In the instructions for the project under the heading "what is a profile", one of the dot points asks us to count the number of sentences, and ANOTHER asks us to specifically count the number of full stops. Since the number of full stops is...


SVG not supported 4:29pm Sat 7th May, Justin H.

Apologies if this is a bit of a redundant question For project 2, it's been defined that possessive words are all words ending in 's, Whereas contractions are where the apostrophe is used to join two words, for example "should've" from "should have"....


 UWA week 15 (1st semester, non-teaching week) ↓
SVG not supported 12:02pm Thu 14th Apr, Justin H.

I'm a bit lost as to when we can use ed-style pattern matching vs shell, and how the command interpreter would understand what "language" we used. For example, if I used ". " in say, a case statement, when matching string patterns, how would the syste...

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