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27 April 2004
|Some left a cell phone in the 8am exam. I have it. Contact me if you want it back. –Blair MacIntyre|
23 April 2004
|I'm away from tonight till Monday evening, so I won't be able to reply to email. I will be back Monday night, and will be online, so if you are looking for help late in the evening, send me mail or see if I'm on AIM. Blair MacIntyre|
22 April 2004
|Office hours for Friday will be at 3:00 instead of 1:15. Student467|
20 April 2004
|We will be holding an Exam Review Monday evening at 6:00, location Room 17 CoC Building.|
In an interesting bit of serendipidity (sp?): The guy who invented the programming language Squeak that we're talking about this week in Breakout, Alan Kay, was just awarded this year's Turing Award – this is the "Nobel Prize of Computing" http://www.squeakland.org/images/news/html/turing03.htm
|Colin Potts will not be holding office hours today in Starbucks. Instead he will hold longer pre-finals week office hour(s)/review on Thursday or Friday of this week. Check back later for details.|
- Sp2004 Final Exam Review is now posted.
- NO MAKE UPS OF ANY KIND (HOMEWORK, QUIZZES, EXAMS) WILL BE ACCEPTED BEYOND FRIDAY OF THIS WEEK.
- NO GRADE DISPUTES/CHANGES OF ANY KIND WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER MONDAY OF FINALS WEEK. You may not have everything graded by that time, since we had to push back due dates because of the NCAA championship games and other factors.
- All grades are due from the TA's by WeREMOVEDsday at noon of Finals Week. We're grading the finals on Thursday of Finals Week.
15 April 2004
It's Course Survey time!
Please give us feedback on the course! Go to http://www.coursesurvey.gatech.edu/student_login.cfm and fill out the course survey. Tell us what you think! We appreciate getting the feedback, positive and negative!
12 April 2004
|Office hours for this week will not be held due to the high volume of work required of a graduating senior(!!!!) but if you need anything, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or IM me at kfarrell26. Thanks. Kelly Farrell|
7 April 2004
Pre-Quiz #3 due Monday: Prequiz3-v2.pdf
What comes after CS1315? has been updated with the description of CS1316, the minor, and the new BS in Computational Media degree.
The below class is open to undergraduates. CS1315 should be a good preparation for this.
MUSI 4803A - Special Topics in interactive Music. CRN 82411 - Tuesday Thursday 1:35-2:50
|Theoretical and practical issues in computer supported interactive music will be studied in readings, class discussions, survey of current technology, and development of large scale final projects. The permit-based class requires background in music and programing. Background in electrical engineering, cognition and perception, and/or media arts can be an asset.|
6 April 2004
Information on TAing for CS1315
|I will not be able to hold my office hours on Tursday as normal because I will be helping with Sting Break (everybody come!!), instead I will be holding them tomorrow (WeREMOVEDsday) from 1-2 at the Campanile. Student117|
4 April 2004
|I will not be holding my office hours on Tuesday, email me and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Keith McDermott|
2 April 2004
Midterm #2 grades are uploading to WebWork as I type. Overally average (including zeroes/no-shows) is 77.6%. Without zeroes, it's 80%. Averages by Problem:
1 April 2004
|President Clough has asked all faculty to consider the NCAA Tournament in scheduling examinations. Based on his request, Take Home Exam #2 is now due WeREMOVEDsday April 7 at noon. I've pushed off the HW5 and HW6 deadlines to Monday (from Friday) to give time for those. Mark Guzdial|
Follow-ons to CS1315 (e.g., a second course, a pathway to more CS classes, a CS minor, and a new BS in Computational Media) were approved by College of Computing faculty Wed. Find more at What comes after CS1315?
31 March 2004
|My new office hour schedule clashes today with a faculty meeting. For today only, I'll be meeting 5-6 (Starbucks) Colin Potts|
|I won't be holding office hours next Monday, April 5. Sorry! Mark Guzdial|
|I won't be able to hold office hours tomorrow (Thursday, April 1) due to a meeting with a professor. If you need to see me, e-mail me... Student117|
29 March 2004
|Colin Potts's office hours are moving again – this time permanently – to Wed 3:30-4:30 (Starbucks) and Friday 12:00-1:00 (Architecture atrium)|
If you are interested in being a teaching assistant in CS1315 in the Summer or Fall semesters, please visit http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~TA-app/ and complete the application. There will be an information session on Apr 5 at 6:00 PM in Room L1255 ES&T (REMOVED Motor Co. Environmental Science & Technology Bldg.) Applications are closed on April 15.
26 March 2004
Take Home Exam 2 is now available. It is due Monday, April 5 – you have over a week to complete it.
25 March 2004
There is an error in LAB 5 in problem 7 we had you calculate variance by hand using a formula for population variance, SUM(I2:I328)/327 then we had you use the excel function VAR which calculates SAMPLE variance. That has now been changed. The correct problem 7 will have you using VARP which is excel's built in population variance formula. We will accept both answers(the one using VAR() and VARP() as correct. However go back and use VARP() and youll notice something. Student189
24 March 2004
|I missed my officer hours today, I'll have one tomorrow, Thursday, from 11a-12p. Student480|
23 March 2004
Two Midterm 2 review sessions will take place. The first one is WeREMOVEDsday night (3.24.2004) at 8:00PM in Physics L2. The second one is Thursday night (3.25.2004) at 8:30PM in the same room. Student189
No office hours for me today from 3:15-4:15. Sorry! Ashley Coker
Folks have asked me to talk about the range of difficulty on Sp2004 Midterm 2 Review.
- Form Letter: The problem I just added last night. It's like what you can expect on the midterm.
- Short Essay: Just like what you can expect.
- What's the underlying representation?: Ditto
- Internet Questions: Ditto
- HTML Questions: Also ditto.
- Sound Timing: Very ditto. If we gave you something like this, we'd give you code, too.
- What do the programs do?: Ditto ditto.
- Re-mixing the recipe: Direct copy from past Midterm #2. Ditto.
- Encoding and Decoding: Copy-paste from last year's Midterm #2. Ditto.
- Count 'em up: I like this problem – ditto. You should be able to do things like compute the percentage of A's in the string, too.
- Gendered random sentences: Copy-paste from another term's Midterm #2. Ditto.
- The Rainfall Problem: We did this in Sp2003 Midterm #2, and it was too hard. So this is at the high end – if I gave a problem like this again, it would be easier.
- Graphics from a List: Hard problem, harder than I'd actually give on the midterm. Solution is in the book.
- The Cover-Up: Fun problem. I'd give more examples (like of file.read() and file.replace()), but it's like what you can expect.
- Address Book Functions: Copy-paste from previous term's Midterm #2. Problems like this can be expected.
- Reverse a file: This is actually quite an easy problem: Read the file using file.readLines(), list.reverse(), then write the list back out to the new file.
- Mirroring, Generalized: The sound version of this is actually in the book. The string version is a little harder than I'd put on the midterm, but it's a good exercise.
- Rewrite the splice: (a) is directly what we had on last term's Midterm #2. Like what you can expect.
- Re-splicing the splice: Splicing is a little harder than I expect you to do without a computer, but you should be able to understand it and do things like this, like the Sound Timing problem.
- Making sounds to order: We actually didn't get to additive sound synthesis this term, so this problem wouldn't be on the midterm.
22 March 2004
I won't be at my 1-2pm office hours today, sorry. Blair MacIntyre
|I added a problem to the midterm review tonight. Mark Guzdial|
20 March 2004
I'm having office hours the week of March 22nd from 11:30-12:30 Monday and WeREMOVEDsday in the Tech Square Undergrad Lab. Stephanie Weitzel
18 March 2004
I'm having extra office hours today from 2-4:30 pm at Starbucks if anyone wants to stop by. Ashley Coker
17 March 2004
|No office hours today. Keith McDermott|
|No office hours today. Student467|
|But I'm having my office hours today, as announced in Monty's speech bubble yesterday: Starbuck's 3:30-4:30. Nobody's come by so far. Colin Potts|
14 March 2004
On Lab 5:
- If you are having problems with "403 Forbidden" on the CoWeb, please contact me (Mark Guzdial) or your TA. We'll help you get it fixed, and you can have until 5 pm on Tuesday to get your Lab 5 posted. (Note that this is NOT including "403 Forbidden" errors on Prism – if you're getting those, FOLLOW THE LAB DIRECTIONS EXACTLY, especially with regard to setting the permissions/settings on the public_html folder!)
- The CoWeb was down last night, but from what we can figure, only from 11 pm to 9 am, which doesn't impact everyone. We will give you until 8 pm tonight to post your Lab4 HTML page, to deal with with the lost time.
13 March 2004
Stephanie Weitzel's office hours for the week of March 15th will be in the undergrad lab of Tech Square from 11-12. Stephanie Weitzel
5 March 2004
4 March 2004
If you need to make up quiz2, come and see me tomorrow at my office hours (Thurs, 3.4.2004 Library 2ndFloor overlooking the computer cluster 2PM-4PM I have a white iBook laptop, blue bookbag, big hair... IM me if you get lost). If you cannot make my office hours, then goto another TAs office hours tomorrow or friday and they can give you the quiz. If you do not makeup the quiz tomorrow or friday then be sure to email me. Student189
3 March 2004
Everyone who should have received a "U" on the Midterm Grade should now have recieved an email from me. If you have NOT received an email from me about your Midterm Grade, you may assume that you should have recieved an "S". If you would like to know your specific grade so-far in the class, please drop me or any of the instructors or TA's a note, and we can get you that number. Again, my apologies for the confusion and mistakes, and please contact us if you're still confused. Mark Guzdial
|Due to the annoying Student Center construction, and the inability of my lungs to cope with all that sheetrock dust and noise, I will be temporarily shifting my office hours to the College of Computing Commons until the construction is complete ( a few weeks). The commons is the big room with all the picnic tables inside the building. If anyone would rather me be somewhere else, just email me. Student57|
If you're interested in making a web page on your prism account, there are directions on this page: http://faq.oit.gatech.edu/cgi-bin/submenu?prismweb
2 March 2004
I will not be holding office hours on WeREMOVEDsday March 3rd. Stephanie Weitzel
1 March 2004
Professor Guzdial is talking about the midterm U's or S's and not the first mid-term exam grades. Ashley Coker
ALL MIDTERM GRADES FOR CS1315 ARE WRONG!! I'm sorry – when I did the spreadsheet, I screwed up a sort at some point, and ALL the midterm grades were wrong. All the TA's and instructors have access to the correct grade spreadsheet. Please contact any of us to get your correct midterm grade. Again, my sincere apologies! Mark Guzdial
27 February 2004
I forgot to bring the pre-quiz #2 to class today. As I promised then, I am posting the pre-quiz here.
Prequiz2.pdf is attached here as a PDF file. You will need to print the pre-quiz and turn in the completed hard-copy just as though it had been handed out. If you have genuine problems (e.g. no access to a printer or the network over the weekend) talk to me before or after class on Monday.
Apologies for any inconvenience my forgetting the prequiz may cause you. Of course, many of you did not attend the lecture. In your cases, having the pre-quiz posted online is a reprieve.
26 February 2004
I am having extra office hours for ANYONE to come get help. I'm in Starbucks from now (1:30) until 4:30, so come visit me! Ashley Coker
24 February 2004
My office hours for tomorrow (W 2.25) are off and have been moved to (R 2.26 2PM - 4PM) in my normal location (the second floor of the library overlooking the computer cluster). Student189
Yikes! I forgot to publicize that I would miss my first office hours of the week (dental appointment). I hope this didn't cause too many unnecessary trips this morning. I will hold office hours instead on WeREMOVEDsday 3:15-4:30 in Starbucks (this week only) and Friday 1-2pm in the Architecture Atrium (as usual). Colin Potts
I will not be having office hours today from 3:15-4:15 as usual. You can still come on Thursday at 11:00 for my next office hours. If you need help and want to set up an appointment with me for a time other than Thursday at 11:00, email me! Ashley Coker
23 February 2004
If you're still working on HW3 and want some more sounds to work with, there's a folder of words on the Course Software (JES) page called Speech that you can play with. Good luck to all those still working.
20 February 2004
The Take Home Exam #1 is now available.
Syllabus and Lecture Slides-Spring 2004 should now be completed for the term. You'll find that some of the due dates at the end of the term have changed so that there is NOT anything due during Dead Week.
19 February 2004
18 February 2004
No office hours tonight, they have been changed to tomorrow after breakout at 1:30 Student467
17 February 2004
My office hours for tomorrow 2.18.2004 are completely canceled due to a death in the family Student189
16 February 2004
You are always welcome to visit ANY TA's or instructor's office hours, not just the ones for your breakout section. Many of the TA's complain that no one is coming to their office hours...at the same time that we're hearing students saying that they want some extra help. Please do visit TA Contact Information.
If you haven't picked up your exam yet, pick up the Noon's from Blair's office and pick up the 2pm's from Mark Guzdial's office (Colin is out rest of this week).
13 February 2004
12 February 2004
Midterm grades are now available in Webwork. Average (not including 0's) was 79.8%.
Average percentage grade on each problem (including 0's):
Problem 1 93%
Problem 2 87%
Problem 3 71%
Problem 4 77%
Problem 5 66%
|I have a breakout today from 12-1:30 in IC 109. If folks still having trouble with HW2 at 1 pm want to come join in for 30 minutes of HW2 debugging, please feel free to join us. Mark Guzdial|
|I am in Starbucks from 9:30 am until noon for help with HW2, open to anyone in CS, not just my breakout! Ashley Coker|
|I had something important come up at 12, so I will not be able to hold my office hours then! I am so sorry if this inconviences anybody! However, I will be able to meet anyone that needs last minute help at the library at 3, please just e-mail me (email@example.com) to let me know if you will be coming! Student117|
HOMEWORK 3 IS NOW DUE FEBRUARY 23. That overlaps Take Home Exam #1, but at least it gives you a full week.
11 February 2004
I will be holding an extra hour of office hours tomorrow, so instead of only 11-12, I will be available from 10-12 at Starbucks. I will also be available online from 2:00 until 4:00 at AECmusic. Ashley Coker
10 February 2004
I will not be able to hold office hours today because I will be meeting with a teacher, and my office hours for Thursday will be changed from 11-12 to 12-1:30. If you need to meet with me at another time before HW2 is due, shoot me an e-mail! Student117
7 February 2004
I am having Office Hours today from 2-3 pm at Starbucks, open to anyone taking this class (not just people in my section). Ashley Coker It's 1:45, and yes I'm still here. Nobody's here with me! :(|
3 February 2004
A couple of TA's will be having a Midterm Review session Sunday evening at 9 in the IC room 109 for those of you who are interested! But please try to be there on time because the building will be locked and if you are really late you may not be able to get in!
Sp2004 Midterm 1 Review is now available.
29 January 2004
I will be having my officer hours tomorrow @ 10. Student480
28 January 2004
I will not be having office hours tomorrow at 11 am at Starbucks. Instead, I will just be on AIM for that hour (AECmusic) as well as the rest of the day Thursday and all day on Friday (or via email). Ashley Coker
I will not be having office hours tomorrow. If you need me email me and I will make time for you on Friday. Keith McDermott
For those having trouble turning in HW1, we found a bug that was fixed last night. In particular, none of Summer's students were able to turn in HW1! Please try again – it should work now. Sorry! Mark Guzdial
I will not be having office hours in my regualr location tomorrow, so if you need to meet with me, send me an e-mail ASAP. Student117
27 January 2004
For those who were going to take the makeup quiz this morning, I am very sorry that I didn't leave them for you! You can makeup the quiz on WeREMOVEDsday at 9 am, or on Friday at 9 am. Please contact me to let me know which day you can take it. Again, my apologies. The location is at my office – click on my name for directions: Mark Guzdial
P.S. If you can't make either time, contact me and your TA, and we can set it up for your TA to proctor your quiz.
I won't have office hours next Monday, Feb. 2. I'm giving a talk on the class at U. Virginia where they're considering starting up similar CS courses. Mark Guzdial
26 January 2004
Please remember to bring some form of identification with a picture (i.e. buzzcard, license) to test sessions. However, for quizzes, you will not need to have it. Sorry for the confusion! Ashley Coker
|IMPORTANT: When you're doing HW1 make sure that you follow the directions. Your function should be called hw1 and it should take a picture as input. So, your first line will be:|
def hw1(picture):depending on what you call your picture. Student57
23 January 2004
Colin Potts's office hours have changed:
Tuesdays 10-11 at Bookstore Starbucks
Fridays 1-2 in Architecture Atrium by the coffee cart
|NOTE: HW6 was inadvertently left off the Syllabus! It's now added, but it's due on the last Friday of class during dead week. We apologize for this, but it's the only place it would fit. Mark Guzdial|
22 January 2004
20 January 2004
|No office hours today. Email me and we can set something up. Keith McDermott|
16 January 2004
- Books are now available in the Georgia Tech bookstore! They're the same price as at Engineer's, $62.50.
15 January 2004
14 January 2004
13 January 2004
- There is now a Book Errors and Feedback page. Think there's a bug in the book? Please put it there, or look to see if someone else found that bug. Thank you for your help!
- HW3 has now changed. Instead of building a sentence, you're welcome to create an ungrammatical-but-intriguing audio collage. Have fun!
9 January 2004
- Apparently, the Cybercafe is closed, so my (CP's) Friday office hours will have to move. Today, it was hurriedly moved to the bookstore Starbucks. I will post the new regular venue next week.
7 January 2004
- Folks, there IS NO RECITATION in CS1315! Instead, there are LECTURES and BREAKOUTS. The Breakouts are both lecture and recitation, combined. They are absolutely mandatory and will occur every week.
6 January 2004
The book for CS1315 is available now at Engineer's Bookstore (on Marietta Street). The GT Bookstore apologized – they had my order, but somehow forget to place the order. They're doing so now, and will have them soon. If you want to order directly from the publisher (it's not available from Amazon or places like that yet), you can contact Pearson Order Dept at 800-922-0579, ISBN 0536-80548-2.
5 January 5 2004
There was a mistake on the introductory slides today: Assignments are due at 5 pm on the due date, not at the start of class.
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