During this activity, students should be able to:
This activity helps students develop the following skills, values and attitudes: ability to analyze and synthesize, capacity for identifying and solving problems, and efficient use of computer systems.
This activity can be developed individually or in pairs.
Solve the following programming problem set using Clojure. Place all your functions and unit tests in a file called problemset1.clj
.
enlist
surrounds in a list every upper-level element of the list it takes as input. Unit tests:
(deftest test-enlist (is (= () (enlist ()))) (is (= '((a) (b) (c)) (enlist '(a b c)))) (is (= '(((1 2 3)) (4) ((5)) (7) (8)) (enlist '((1 2 3) 4 (5) 7 8)))))
positives
takes a list of numbers lst
as its argument, and returns a new list that only contains the positive numbers of lst
. Unit tests:
(deftest test-positives (is (= () (positives '()))) (is (= () (positives '(-4 -1 -10 -13 -5)))) (is (= '(3 6) (positives '(-4 3 -1 -10 -13 6 -5)))) (is (= '(4 3 1 10 13 6 5) (positives '(4 3 1 10 13 6 5)))))
add-list
returns the sum of all the elements of its input list, or 0 if its empty. Assume that all the elements in the input list are numbers. Unit tests:
(deftest test-add-list (is (= 0 (add-list ()))) (is (= 10 (add-list '(2 4 1 3)))) (is (= 55 (add-list '(1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10)))))
invert-pairs
takes as an argument a list of vectors containing two elements each. It returns a new list with every vector pair inverted. Unit tests:
(deftest test-invert-pairs (is (= () (invert-pairs ()))) (is (= '([1 a][2 a][1 b][2 b])) (invert-pairs '([a 1][a 2][b 1][b 2]))) (is (= '([1 January][2 February][3 March]) (invert-pairs '([January 1][February 2][March 3])))))
list-of-symbols?
takes a list lst
as its argument. It returns true
if all the elements (possibly zero) contained in lst
are symbols, or false
otherwise. Use the symbol?
predicate to determine if something is a symbol. Unit tests:
(deftest test-list-of-symbols? (is (list-of-symbols? ())) (is (list-of-symbols? '(a))) (is (list-of-symbols? '(a b c d e))) (is (not (list-of-symbols? '(a b c d 42 e)))) (is (not (list-of-symbols? '(42 a b c)))))
swapper
takes three arguments as input: two values x
and y
, and a list lst
. It returns a new list in which every occurrence of x
in lst
is swapped with y
, and vice versa. Any other element of lst
remains the same. You may assume that lst
does not contain nested sequences. Unit tests:
(deftest test-swapper (is (= () (swapper 1 2 ()))) (is (= '(4 3 4 9 9 3 3 3 9 9 7 9 3 7 8 7 8 4 5 6) (swapper 1 2 [4 3 4 9 9 3 3 3 9 9 7 9 3 7 8 7 8 4 5 6]))) (is (= '(4 4 5 1 4 8 1 5 6 4 5 2 9 5 9 9 2 1 1 4) (swapper 1 2 [4 4 5 2 4 8 2 5 6 4 5 1 9 5 9 9 1 2 2 4]))) (is (= '(soft purr warm purr little ball of fur happy purr sleepy purr kitty kitty kitty) (swapper 'purr 'kitty '(soft kitty warm kitty little ball of fur happy kitty sleepy kitty purr purr purr)))))
dot-product
takes two arguments: the lists a
and b
. It returns the result of performing the dot product of a
times b
. The dot product is an algebraic operation that takes two equal-length sequences of numbers and returns a single number obtained by multiplying corresponding entries and then summing those products. Unit tests:
(deftest test-dot-product (is (= 0 (dot-product () ()))) (is (= 32 (dot-product '(1 2 3) '(4 5 6)))) (is (= 21.45 (dot-product '(1.3 3.4 5.7 9.5 10.4) '(-4.5 3.0 1.5 0.9 0.0)))))
pow
takes two arguments as input: a number a
and a positive integer b
. It returns the result of computing a
raised to the power b
. Unit tests:
(deftest test-pow (is (= 1 (pow 0 0))) (is (= 0 (pow 0 1))) (is (= 1 (pow 5 0))) (is (= 5 (pow 5 1))) (is (= 125 (pow 5 3))) (is (= 25 (pow -5 2))) (is (= -125 (pow -5 3))) (is (= 1024 (pow 2 10))) (is (= 525.21875 (pow 3.5 5))) (is (= 129746337890625 (pow 15 12))) (is (= 3909821048582988049 (pow 7 22))))
The function average
takes a list lst
as its argument. It returns the arithmetic mean of the numbers contained in lst
, or nil
if lst
is empty. The arithmetic mean (\( \bar{x} \)) is defined as:
Unit test:
(deftest test-average (is (nil? (average ()))) (is (= 4 (average '(4)))) (is (= 3 (average '(5 6 1 6 0 1 2)))) (is (= 2.5 (average '(1.7 4.5 0 2.0 3.4 5 2.5 2.2 1.2)))))
The function standard-deviation
takes a list lst
as its argument. It returns the population standard deviation of the numbers contained in lst
, or nil
is lst
is empty. The population standard deviation (\( \sigma \)) is defined as:
Unit tests:
(deftest test-standard-deviation (is (nil? (standard-deviation ()))) (is (aprox= 0.01 1.87 (standard-deviation '(6 2 3 1)))) (is (aprox= 0.0001 12.3153 (standard-deviation '(4 8 15 16 23 42)))) (is (aprox= 0.00001 7.07106 (standard-deviation '(110 105 90 100 95)))) (is (aprox= 0.001 2.983 (standard-deviation '(9 2 5 4 12 7 8 11 9 3 7 4 12 5 4 10 9 6 9 4)))))
NOTE: The previous test requires comparing floating point numbers. In order to avoid rounding errors, we need first to define the following function called aprox=
(approximately equal):
(require '[clojure.math.numeric-tower :refer [abs]]) (defn aprox= "Checks if x is approximately equal to y. Returns true if |x - y| < epsilon, or false otherwise." [epsilon x y] (< (abs (- x y)) epsilon))
The program source file must include at the top the authorsâ€™ personal information (name and student id) within comments. For example:
;---------------------------------------------------------- ; Problem Set #1 ; Date: January 31, 2019. ; Authors: ; A01166611 Pepper Pots ; A01160611 Anthony Stark ;----------------------------------------------------------
Also, each function should include a documentation string (docstring) with a brief description of its behavior. For example:
(defn max2 "Returns the largest of the two numbers x and y." [x y] (if (> x y) x y))
To deliver the problemset1.clj
file, please provide the following information:
Only one team member needs to upload the file.
Due date is Thursday, January 31.
This activity will be evaluated using the following criteria:
-10 | The program doesn't contain within comments the author's personal information. |
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-30 | A docstring is missing in one or more functions. |
10 | The program contains syntax errors. |
1 | The program was plagiarized in whole or in part. |
10-100 | Depending on the amount of exercises that were solved correctly. |