Things went really well this weekend with my wife’s eyes healing, and I’m planning on being back in the classroom again on Thursday. If you have any XP cards you’d like to turn in at that point, that’s fine; otherwise, you can turn them in with your final exam the following week.
Quiz #6 posted!
Quiz #6 (and last) has been posted to Canvas, and is due on Thursday, April 20th by midnight. It is open-book, open-notes, open-Python, open-calculator, timed at 2 minutes, and is to be completed on your own, without any help from others. Good luck!
Homework #5 (and last) posted!
As promised, homework #5 has been posted, and is due in one week. Good luck, and send questions!
As I previously suggested, we’re not going to have time for 6 homework assignments this semester, only 5. So everyone gets a free +40XP for the phantom “homework #6.”
Enjoy! And stay tuned for the final homework (#5) to be posted.
Read the bottle
So my wife’s eyes were dry last night, and she reached over in the dark to grab her saline drops. Only they turned out not to be her saline drops…they were her nail glue. So her eyes are now swollen and glued totally shut. So I spent all night in the ER. Thankfully they think it’s likely that she won’t have any long-term vision problems, as long as there aren’t any corneal scratches due to the glue hardening.
Anyway, I’ll be home all day nursing her, and will miss all on-campus activities. What can I say — when it rains, it pours. Look forward to an Easter XP present later in the day.
Quiz #5 posted!
Quiz #5 has now been posted to Canvas, and is due on Monday the 10th at midnight. It is open-anything-printed, open-calculator, open-Ptyhon, and closed-help-from-other-life-forms, including AI ones. It’s timed at 60 minutes. Good luck!
Sorry to do this again, but…
My 220 students are a group in dire need of extra help today as they approach their next programming deadline. For this reason, I’m canceling class today to give them extra office hours.
Look for quiz #5 to be posted presently. In the meantime, Happy Easter weekend, and I’ll see you on the other side of it!
Let’s mark down this Friday, March 31st during which would-be DataFest goers need to commit to going. Then, I’ll have a little breathing room to think about team assignments before actually registering with DataFest corporate.
So, any requests to join a DataFest team must be made before 11:59:59pm on Friday, March 31st. Would-be members will be met with only stunned silence if those requests come in later!
Homework #4 posted!
As promised, homework #4 has been posted, and is due in one week. There are a lot of moving parts, so be sure to get started early!
Thursday’s code (more neural text classification) posted
From today’s class:
- eval.py: the variation of start.py that evaluated neural nets trained on binary, count, frequency, and TF-IDF encodings, using multiple independent runs of each
- three.py: the variation of start.py that predicted a third category, not just the original two
- embed.py: the variation of start.py that used 10-word starting sequences of words, rather than a bag of words, and used 50-dimensional GloVe word embeddings