Due: March 09 by 11:59pm

Submit: To submit this assignment, create a zip file of all the files in your R project folder for this assignment. Name the zip file hw8-netID.zip, replacing netID with your netID (e.g., hw8-jph.zip). Use this link to submit your file.

Weight: This assignment is worth 5% of your final grade.

Purpose: The purposes of this assignment are:

Assessment: Each question indicates the % of the assignment grade, summing to 100%. The credit for each question will be assigned as follows:

The reflection portion is always worth 10% and graded for completion.


Using the autograder

1) Staying organized [SOLO, 5%]

Download and use this template for your assignment. Inside the “hw8” folder, open and edit the R script called “hw8.py” and fill out your name, GW Net ID, and the names of anyone you worked with on this assignment.

Writing test functions

For each of the following functions, write a test function first, and then write the function. Your test functions will count for half of the available credit for each problem. Think carefully about the test cases to include in your test functions.

Using good style

For this assignment, you must use good style to receive full credit. Follow the best practices described in this style guide.

2) kthDigit(x, k) [SOLO, 10%]

Given two integers, x and k, return the kth digit of x, counting from the right. So:

Negative numbers should work, too, so kthDigit(-789, 1) returns 9.

3) isEvenPositiveInt(x) [SOLO, 15%]

Given an arbitrary value x, return True if it is an integer, and it is positive, and it is even (all 3 must be true), or False otherwise. If the value x is not an integer, the function should return False rather than error. So, isEvenPositiveInt("yikes!") returns False, and isEvenPositiveInt(123456) returns True.

4) getTheCents(n) [SOLO, 15%]

Write the function getTheCents(n) which takes a value n that represents a payment in US dollars and returns the number of cents in the payment. For example, if n is 2.45, the function should return 45. If n is an integer, the function should return 0, as it has 0 cents; if it isn’t a number, it should return None, because a non-number payment make no cents (ha!). If the payment has partial cents (for example, 3.953), it should be rounded to the nearest cent (in this case, 95 cents).

5) isPrime(n) [COLLABORATIVE, 15%]

Write the function isPrime(n) which takes a non-negative integer, n, and returns True if it is a prime number and False otherwise.

6) numDigits(n) [SOLO, 15%]

Write the function numDigits(n) that takes a possibly-negative integer and returns the number of digits in it. So, numDigits(12345) returns 5, numDigits(0) returns 1, and numDigits(-111) returns 3. One way you could solve this is to convert n to a string and use str_length(), but you cannot do that since you may not use strings here.

7) reverseString(s) [COLLABORATIVE, 15%]

Write a function that returns the string in reverse order. So if s equals "abcde", reverseString(s) should equal "edcba". You may assume that s only contains upper and/or lower case letters, but your solution must correctly return capital letters in their appropriate order. For example, reverseString("aWordWithCaps") should return "spaChtiWdroWa".

8) Read and reflect [SOLO, 10%]

When we come back from spring break, we’ll be shifting the focus of the class to working with data. Read and reflect on the readings to get started with this topic, including the data analysis prelude chapter and the chapter on data frames. Afterwards, in a comment (#) in your R file, write a short reflection on what you’ve learned and any questions or points of confusion you have about what we’ve covered thus far. This can just few a few sentences related to this assignment, next week’s readings, things going on in the world that remind you something from class, etc. If there’s anything that jumped out at you, write it down.

EMSE 4571: Intro to Programming for Analytics (Spring 2022)
Thursdays | 12:45 - 3:15 PM EST | Tompkins 208 | Dr. John Paul Helveston | jph@gwu.edu