Assignments and tests statistics

See the Schedule page for the reading assignments, homeworks and their due dates.

See Homework Submission for gsubmit instructions.

What to turn in
You will be told exactly the names of the files that can be submitted, and the subdirectories into which they must be submitted. gsubmit will not accept files with the wrong name or in the wrong directory. It may happen that some of the files gsubmit complains about are invisible to you unless you type
 ls -a 
since they were created by some program like emacs and their names begin with a dot. If gsubmit complains, you must delete these files.

See also Programming Guidelines.

 

Homeworks and tests statistics:

max possible
tentative weight
average
median
standard deviation
max grade received
min grade received
Final
Midterm
100+30
66.3
73
18.1
97+20
28
hw1
100
50
87.7
91
13.7
100
42
hw2
100
75
75.4
82
19.3
100
22
hw3
100+10
100+10
76+7.5
82+9
18.85+3
98+10
41+0
hw3x
100
75
78+8
82.5+10
17.4+3
100
30
hw4 paper
100
60
59.9+3.3
64+3.3
21.8+1.84
96+2
20
hw4 prog
100
40
88.3
100
24.1
100
20
hw5 paper
100
60
83.1+4.4
85.5+4.5
15.5+.89
101+4.5
41
hw5 prog
100
40
87.7
100
26.5
100
0
hw6 paper
126
60
72.7+8.29
73.5+10
22.7+2.36
126
37
hw6 prog
100
40
58.7
65
42.2
110
0
hw7 paper
104
60
57.5
60
25.6
104
0
hw7 prog
100
40
76.6
100
35.6
100
0

"+x" in the table refers to the extra-credit. The average and median are counted only among the non-zero scores (this is especially important when you consider extra credit grades, as many people skip them).

The above statistics are taken at the time of the hw/test. Since some people might be dropping the class, the statistics used for final grade computation may be slightly different (usually a couple points higher avgs).

As explained in the class, the extra-credit score is never really added to the grade --- it is used to justify possible pulling the grade up in the border cases. The main goal of extra credit is to give you an extra challenge and to allow you to distinguish yourself.

 

Everybody's worst homework grade will be deleted, but not the last homework grade. However, you should save this for emergencies, since no personal exceptions will be given for illness, etc. If you had serious excuse (e.g. documented illness) not to do the last homework then the final exam's weight will be increased, and your total homework's weight will be decreased accordingly. If you had maintained consistently good performance in all your homeworks (so that you do not benefit much from dropping the lowest score), this will be treated as extra-credit, so do not skip an assignment just because you did well in all the others. Moreover, if you missed an assignment due to a good excuse, I still strongly encourage you to do it anyways - even if you do not get any credit for it - and solicit feedback from the TF. There is a strong correlation between doing the assignments and understanding the corresponding topics (and it shows on the tests!).