Assignments

There will be two homework assignments throughout the semester. The focus of the assignments is the material covered in the computer labs and your understanding of Python.

Assignment 1 will be due in week 6, and assignment 2 will be due in week 11. More details with regard to timing are given below.

Academic Honesty

The assignments should be your own work. You may discuss assignments with classmates, but you should do all your own computing and writing of the assignments. It is an offence against the University’s regulations to copy from other students’ assignments.

Assignment 1

Jupyter file

Here is the Jupyter notebook file that contains the assignment exercises:

Note: You may only use Python, and you may only use packages and libraries that were used during EMET2007 computer labs!

Submission Instructions

Submit two files on the course’s Wattle site:

  • a Jupyter notebook file titled assignment_1.ipynb, and

  • a html file titled assignment_1.html (which is created from the Jupyter notebook file)

(Submitting your ipynb-file is an absolutely essential requirement. If for some reason you are unable to create an html-file, then you may submit the ipynb-file only.)

Timeline

Important

Complete your work and submit your solution by the end of week 5.

At the very latest you may submit at 11:00am (AEDT, local time in Canberra) on Wednesday 29 March. No extensions granted!

Note: 11:00am on 29 March is strict! Submitting one minute past the deadline leads to the same result as submitting 20 minutes past the deadline: a mark of zero for the entire assignment!

Pro tip: Begin your work late in week 4 or early in week 5 and complete/submit your work towards the end of week 5.

Do submit well before the deadline. There is no good reason to leave your work up to the last minute. Don’t leave anything up to chance! Take control, take responsibility, submit early!

Warning

Unacceptable attempts to justify late submissions include (and are not limited to):

  • I felt sick on Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday.

  • I had stomach cramps on Wednesday

  • I had a fever Wednesday morning.

  • The internet was down Wednesday morning.

  • We had a power failure Wednesday morning.

  • I thought I submitted but somehow it didn’t work.

  • My computer broke five minutes before the deadline.

All of these are examples (and there are many more!) of nasty surprises that life sometimes throws at us. You need to factor in the possibility of such nasty surprises happening to you.

Marking

The detailed breakdown of marks is provided as part of the Jupyter notebook. If the answer to an exercise is only partially correct, a mark of zero may be given.

We reserve the right to subtract off marks for assignment solutions that are not well structured or presented. The maximum mark is 10.

Help and Guidance

We have a strict policy of not offering any help or guidance with regard to the assignment. This includes so-called clarification questions, to which we give no answers.

Do your work based on the information provided here to the best of your abilities and understanding.

Assignment 2

Jupyter file

Here is the Jupyter notebook file that contains the assignment exercises:

Here is the corresponding data set (including description):

Note: You may only use Python, and you may only use packages and libraries that were used during EMET2007 computer labs!

Submission Instructions

Submit two files on the course’s Wattle site:

  • a Jupyter notebook file titled assignment_2.ipynb, and

  • a html file titled assignment_2.html (which is created from the Jupyter notebook file)

(Submitting your ipynb-file is an absolutely essential requirement. If for some reason you are unable to create an html-file, then you may submit the ipynb-file only.)

Timeline

Important

At the very latest you may submit at 11:00am (AEDT, local time in Canberra) on Wednesday 17 May. Do submit well before this strict deadline! No extensions granted!

There is no good reason to leave your work up to the last minute. Don’t leave anything up to chance! Take control, take responsibility, submit early!

Warning

Unacceptable attempts to justify late submissions include (and are not limited to):

  • I felt sick on Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday.

  • I had stomach cramps on Wednesday

  • I had a fever Wednesday morning.

  • The internet was down Wednesday morning.

  • We had a power failure Wednesday morning.

  • I thought I submitted but somehow it didn’t work.

  • My computer broke five minutes before the deadline.

All of these are examples (and there are many more!) of nasty surprises that life sometimes throws at us. You need to factor in the possibility of such nasty surprises happening to you.

Marking

The detailed breakdown of marks is provided as part of the Jupyter notebook. If the answer to an exercise is only partially correct, a mark of zero may be given.

We reserve the right to subtract off marks for assignment solutions that are not well structured or presented. The maximum mark is 10.

Help and Guidance

We have a strict policy of not offering any help or guidance with regard to the assignment. This includes so-called clarification questions, to which we give no answers.

Do your work based on the information provided here to the best of your abilities and understanding.