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CS 145 Lab 8 – Arrays

Prelab There is no prelab problem this week. Reminder Show your completed lab 7 checkpoints to your instructor or TA in the first 20 minutes of this lab. Array usage As discussed in class and in your textbook, arrays are simply number collections of data. We can have arrays of primitives and we can have arrays of […]

CS 145 Lecture 16 – The birthday problem

Agenda the birthday problem Program This Odd rows: You are given a month and day, both as numbers. What day within the year is it? Write down your algorithm in pseudocode. Even rows: You are given a day of the year, in [1, 366]. What month and day is it? Write down your algorithm in pseudocode. […]

CS 330 Lecture 23 – Matrix/vector and templates

Agenda operator<< operator() named constructor pattern templates TODO Read Microsoft’s reference on C++ templates: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/y097fkab(v=vs.80).aspx. Code Vector.h #ifndef VECTOR_H #define VECTOR_H #include <iostream> #include <fstream> class Vector2 { public: Vector2(); Vector2(float x, float y); // write a subscript operator float& operator[](int index); const float& operator[](int index) const; Vector2 operator+(const Vector2& other); // overload a print operator […]

CS 145 Lecture 15 – Arrays

Agenda calculating a histogram serializing data with arrays turning a month number into a month name turning a month/day into a day of the year TODO Read sections 7.1 and 7.2. Program This You are given a month and day, both as numbers. What day of the year is it? Write down your algorithm in […]

CS 330 Lecture 22 – Custom types in C++

Agenda a gdb primer object-oriented programming classes inheritance polymorphism control abstraction vs. data abstraction writing a matrix class and a vector class overloading [], (), *, and << generic code through templates TODO Read http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/More_C%2B%2B_Idioms/Named_Constructor. Read http://www.hackcraft.net/raii/. Code Vector.h #ifndef VECTOR_H #define VECTOR_H class Vector2 { public: Vector2(); Vector2(float x, float y); // write a subscript operator […]

CS 330 Lecture 21 – First C++

Agenda what do you know about C++? C++ roots: Simula Bjarne Strostroup TIOBE index for C++ values vs. pointers vs. references (which?) classes in C++ mapping between C with Classes and C can be made on stack for heap, why new/delete? (RAII) access control constructor/deconstructor use initialization lists default constructor copy constructor an example class: FasterString […]

CS 145 Lecture 14 – Android diversion

Agenda the Activity event-driven programming vs. what we’ve been doing peeking into classes and inheritance a random restaurant chooser a music composer Code RandaurantActivity.java package org.twodee.randaurant; import java.util.Random; import android.app.Activity; import android.os.Bundle; import android.view.MotionEvent; import android.widget.TextView; public class RandaurantActivity extends Activity { @Override public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) { super.onCreate(savedInstanceState); setContentView(R.layout.main); } @Override public boolean onTouchEvent(MotionEvent […]

Honors 304.503 Lecture -1 – Short course description

This class will unite the disciplines of creative writing, design, music, and computer science into the craft of game development. Students will cluster into small 4- or 5-person game development startup companies. In the fall semester these companies will design and develop some small games using Inform and the Unity game engine. They will also […]

CS 145 Lecture 13 – PrintWriter and Patterns

Agenda PrintWriter and snowpeople the so-far pattern doing a word count the fencepost pattern prompting for a valid file So-far (Cumulative) pattern We can only work on one thing at a time. When problems require processing of a set or list, we’ll have to apply the so-far pattern: Fencepost pattern Suppose we want to print […]

CS 145 Lab 7 – More on loops and conditionals

Prelab Complete Self-Check 5.28 on the Practice-It website before 8 AM on March 26. Reminder Show your completed lab 6 checkpoints to your instructor or TA in the first 20 minutes of this lab. Cards Each of today’s problems involves a deck of cards. Though we use card terminology, you do not need to have […]