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« Reply #40 on: September 12, 2006, 05:46:23 PM »
I can explain it to you over e-mail if you like, but right now I have a bit more important things to work on as well. :)
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« Reply #41 on: September 15, 2006, 04:15:01 PM »
 :stars: well... that was... ...something...

 :idea:

 :sneaky: *furtively and deftly changes the topic of his thread while no one is looking*

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« Reply #42 on: September 16, 2006, 10:19:19 AM »
well If you want to talk about whatever..

what did you had for lunch/dinner?  :P
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« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2006, 12:26:43 PM »
...sadly... I haven't eaten lunch yet... I'm still thinking... pizza...
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« Reply #44 on: September 20, 2006, 08:45:10 PM »
*tries again*

Can anyone get/ see the picture? it's just my cat, but the pictures I have are giving me trouble...
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« Reply #45 on: September 20, 2006, 09:24:46 PM »
Yep! Black cat with white socks.  ;D
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« Reply #46 on: September 20, 2006, 09:31:01 PM »
yep, that's m'velcro...

Thankees Shades  ;D
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« Reply #47 on: September 20, 2006, 10:26:34 PM »
Awww! So cute! :D

Not as cute as Spot, but that's ok, no cat is. :P
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« Reply #48 on: September 20, 2006, 11:06:49 PM »
Yeah, he's a cutey.

I have a picture of him as my background on my cellphone right now that I was originally going to post but couldn't get from the phone to the computer. So... maybe more pics of velcro whilst on the topic of whatever...
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« Reply #49 on: September 21, 2006, 04:38:05 AM »
Forgive the belatedness of this, but congrats on the thread. :P
 
 
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« Reply #50 on: September 21, 2006, 06:12:30 AM »
Awww! So cute! :D

Not as cute as Spot, but that's ok, no cat is. :P

Hey! YumYum is as cute as, if not cuter than, Spot!

And Velcro is sweet looking *pets*
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« Reply #51 on: September 21, 2006, 07:19:12 AM »
Forgive the belatedness of this, but congrats on the thread. :P

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Awww! So cute! :D

Not as cute as Spot, but that's ok, no cat is. :P

Hey! YumYum is as cute as, if not cuter than, Spot!

And Velcro is sweet looking *pets*

I can't believe that I am about to say this on this forum, but it's just too horrible of a pun to pass up.

No cat fights in my thread please... XB...

Sorry, but, let's all just agree that they are all cute as it's fairly common practice for people to like their own pets the most and ascribe superlatives to them.

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« Reply #52 on: September 21, 2006, 08:51:03 AM »
I can't believe that I am about to say this on this forum, but it's just too horrible of a pun to pass up.

No cat fights in my thread please... XB...

Had to see that one coming.  XD

Hey! YumYum is as cute as, if not cuter than, Spot!

And Velcro is sweet looking *pets*

Yum Yum? Is that what her name is? I didn’t know that. Cute though.


They're both cute.

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« Reply #53 on: September 21, 2006, 09:10:05 AM »
The cat in Cat's avatar is actually Crystal. :)
 
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« Reply #54 on: September 26, 2006, 05:43:30 PM »
~~MATLAB~~

function ret = student_search(x, y, z)
n = {x.(char(y))};
    for index = 1:length(n)
        if ischar(z)
            if strcmp(n{index}, z)
                ret(index) = x(index);
            end
        elseif isreal(z)
            if n{index} >= z
                ret(index) = x(index);
            end
        end
    end
    if ~exist('ret')
        ret= [ ]
    end
    ret;

let
 x = students2=struct('First',{'John','Bob'} , 'Last',{'Doe','Murray'} , ...
         'GPA', {3.5, 2}, 'HoursTaken', {92, 15},'Standing', ...
          {'Senior', 'Freshman'})
 y, z = 'standing', 'Junior'

then student_search(x, y, z) =???

Error: undefined field

~~MATLAB~~

So, the TAs write the homework, and they don't generally do that great of job. One time they said a triangle was a pentagon, and now they can't keep their capitalization straight.

Sorry... I spent 15 minutes trying to figure out why my code was not referencing the field correctly only to find that again TA incompetence is to blame.
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« Reply #55 on: September 26, 2006, 05:49:08 PM »
No!!! *is going to stare at that for hours until she understands it XD*
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« Reply #56 on: September 27, 2006, 07:22:34 AM »
it's matlab code... it kept giving me errors when I tried to run it... it takes in the first entry (x) which darn well better be a structure and makes a cell array out of x.y (only it has to change y back to a character string first x.(char(y)))... it calls the cell array n. Then it checks the elements of the cell array against the third input (z): if z is a character string, it returns only the elements of x.y that match z exactly; if z is a real number, it returns only those elements of x.y which are greater than or equal to z.

It gave me errors because x.y is case sensitive and when the TAs made the test inputs they capitalized the natural y of x.y (the field that existed there anyway) but not the input y: capitalization matters! (Matlab was looking for x.y but x.Y was what was there.) It completely stole 15 mins of my life... compared with the rest of the time matlab has stolen from me... it isn't much... but this is a TAs fault... I can blame a person other than myself for this and I am!
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« Reply #57 on: September 27, 2006, 08:28:55 AM »
The question is: is it the TA's fault for making an error, is it MATLAB's fault for being case sensitive, or is it your fault for wasting time and energy to figure it out for yourself? :scholar:
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« Reply #58 on: September 27, 2006, 08:44:48 PM »
It's pretty much the TA's fault because they write the test code and it's their responsibility to make sure it works: forget that, IT'S THEIR JOB!

How did I waste my own time? I didn't waste my time. They wrote faulty code that gave a false negative and thereby wasted my time. If I hadn't used my time to figure out what they did wrong, I could have had a zero on the assignment, and I could still end up with a zero on the assignment if they screw up the autograder. I really don't see how it isn't their fault...

...and it can't be MATLAB's fault because MATLAB simply exists regardless of whether or not people are trying to use it and without concern for the ignorance of people.
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« Reply #59 on: September 27, 2006, 09:59:45 PM »
You're right that it's their job to provide correct answers, but you wasted your time by figuring it out for yourself rather than getting the TA to figure it out for you. ;P  Trust me, I've had my share of incompetant TA's too. ::)  I've actually had to see the Prof in-person sometimes because their stuff was so wrong. XD

Oh, and it's MATLAB's fault because its programmers were too lazy to output a more accurate error message. :P
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