VS265: Homework assignments Fall2010

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Students are encouraged to work in groups, but turn in assignments individually, listing the group members they worked with.

Submission instructions: email both a PDF of your solutions as well as your code (.m or .py files) as attachments to:

   rctn.org vs265 (vs265 should be out front)

You can hand in a paper copy of your solutions before class, but you still have to email your code to the address above before the assignment is due.



Amir, the past GSI for the course says "There is a guide to Matlab on the web by Kevin Murphy which is really excellent. I think it would be great for the VS265 students: http://code.google.com/p/yagtom/"


Fernando Perez at the Brain Imaging Center has an excellent set of resources on Python for scientific computing. You will likely find the "Starter Kit" particularly useful.

Additionally, Josh Bloom (Astronomy) is teaching a Science Research Computing with Python course this semester (on Mondays 2-5pm in Hearst 310, Fall 2010, CCN 06180) which you might want to take. A Python Boot Camp kicked-off that class, and has a lot of accessible introductory material.


Lab #1, due Thursday, September 9th at beginning of class

for Python: either ...

  In [1]: import scipy.io
  In [2]: d = scipy.io.loadmat("data.mat")
  In [3]: X,O = d['X'],d['O']

or use data.npz

  In [1]: import numpy as np
  In [2]: d = np.load('data.npz')
  In [3]: X,O = d['X'],d['O']

Lab #2, due Tuesday, Sep 21 at beginning of class

For Python you can use apples-oranges.npz

  In [1]: import numpy as np
  In [2]: d = np.load('apples-oranges.npz')
  In [3]: d.keys()
  Out[3]: ['oranges2', 'apples2', 'apples', 'oranges']

Lab #3, due Tuesday, September 28 at beginning of class

Matlab code are as separate files below.

For Python you can use

Lab #4, due Tuesday, Oct 5 at beginning of class

Lab #5 due Tuesday, Oct 12 at beginning of class

Python code:

Lab #6 (Due Tuesday, Oct 26 at beginning of class)