Materials We Provide
|Starter Code||Required questions and Bonus prompts||Here|
|Solution Code||Sample solutions for all required sections||Here|
Note: Instructors should withhold project solutions until students have submitted their drafts.
We've provided a Jupyter notebook that contains the kinds of coding challenges that often come up in data science job interviews. In addition to preparing you for interviews, completing challenges like these is a fun way to develop your Python skills.
Some of these problems are well known, so it may be possible to find complete solutions online. Students should see these questions as an opportunity to challenge themselves; looking up answers limits the potential growth that comes from practice and repetition of these skills.
In a Jupyter Notebook, create working solutions for all of the required questions. Your notebook should include:
Text for each question, copy and pasted from the starter code provided.
A working solution to each problem.
- Do not include test, practice, or broken code (unless you were unable to create a working solution).
Comments for all of your code.
- In your comments, describe any assumptions you made in order to solve these problems.
Optional: After completing the required portions, try your hand at the bonus sections for some additional challenges!
For all projects, requirements will be evaluated on a simple point scale of 0, 1, or 2. Additionally, instructors will provide you with feedback on required portions of your project.
|1||Does not meet expectations.|
|2||Meets expectations, good job!|
|3||Surpasses our wildest expectations!|
Note: Scores of
2mean that a requirement has been completely fulfilled, while
3is typically reserved for bonus objectives.
Your instructor will explain how to submit your assignment. Typically, this is done either by:
- Creating a repository in your github profile, hosting your materials, and sharing a link with your both your IAs. [or]
- Upload your Jupyter Notebook file named as your_lastname_firstname.ipynb to your Google drive and share it with both your IAs
PST-MW class: firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com