Assignment Marks

Your marks are in this PDF here.  If you notice some discrepancy or error, please send me an e-mail or come and talk to me. I’ll be in the computer lab this Wed-Fri 2:30 -5:30, as well as at two or three help sessions (time, date, location to be determined) during the next week.  I’ll be sure to bring the marked assginment 8’s along with me so come by if you want to pick them up.  Bonus assignments aren’t marked yet and probably won’t be until after the final.

2009 Proto-Final Solution

Here are the solutions to last years protofinal.  The real final needs to be made by Friday.  I am constructing a practice final in parellel with that, which will be up by Saturday.  Solutions to the new practice final will be up by Monday.

Found

Ages ago someone found a butterfly necklace and turned it in to me.  I promptly forgot about it until now.  If you lost a butterfly necklace maybe this is it!

Duck Battle Due Date

The official due date for the duck battle is midnight on April 19th.

The parameters of the simulation have been changed slightly.  Specifically the costs of observing and switching have decreased.  An observer now forages with 90% effectiveness (it was 75% before) and a switcher now forages with 60% effectiveness (it was 25%) before.  These changes are now incorporated in the downloadable code and rules document.

Your code will be marked based on two factors. How well it ranks relative to the other submissions, and the likelihood that it is better than the best of my example strategies.  This means that if you can consistently and soundly beat all of the example strategies you’re guaranteed at least 80%, and the rest of your mark depends on how well you do relative to everyone else. (Note that under the new parameters just forage may not be the best example duck.)

I hope you have all had a chance to get started, and if not get to it! I will be in one of the two basement computer labs every Tuesday (except the 13th) and Thursday afternoon to help with matlab and other course related questions.

Bonus #1 Final Exam Questions

Due before the final, but preferably before the last day of class so I can use the good ones in the real final.

Your job is to come up with an excellent final exam problem.  If you were to see this question on a final exam you would think to yourself, gosh, this question piques my curiosity, is mildly enjoyable to think about and allows me to demonstrate that I’ve learned a thing or two about game theory.  Your question will be marked on orignality, appropriateness, and the quality of the solution you provide.

If there is some thought that has krept into your head throught this course, some curiosity or dangling question, this would be an excellent time to manifest those curiosities, earn yourself some bonus marks, and make the final exam more fun for everyone.

The way bonus assignments work is that they replace your lowest marked assignments (unless of course you do worse on the bonus than on any of your assignment… in which case nothing changes).  So if you’ve gotten really high marks on all of the assignment then there isn’t much mark incentive to do these bonus assignment.  If you’ve bombed or missed some assignments this is the perfect opportunity to bring that average back up.

Marks!

Student numbers in increasing order follwed by mark out of 20 on assignment 1 through 7.
2271165 18 0 0 0 0 0 0
4770665 20 16 10 15 20 16 17
5101632 20 10 20 20 20 19 20
5223582 8 5 0 0 0 0 0
5256019 16 24 15 15 20 20 17
5276067 20 16 17 19 10 11 20
5276808 20 14 19 7 18 11 17
5277663 20 16 0 0 0 0 17
5297773 18 24 16 10 10 14 17
5313723 20 24 18 18 20 20 17
5325457 20 12 11 7 8 20 17
5358458 20 20 19 20 15 20 17
5445670 20 25 16 16 8 18 17
5463524 8 25 15 19 8 20 17
5467176 0 13 0 0 0 0 0
5468280 17 14 15 21 8 0 17
5476890 20 17 20 17 8 20 17
5480660 20 12 18 20 8 19 17
5480810 8 24 15 19 8 20 17
5480946 18 20 13 0 0 12 17
5483198 20 14 18 17 8 16 17
5483634 17 25 10 12 8 20 17
5484506 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5486313 20 13 17 20 8 20 20
5492830 20 4 0 0 0 0 0
5493523 17 14 17 19 20 20 20
5494422 16 25 19 9 18 9 17
5508439 20 16 10 8 8 20 17
5513896 20 24 0 11 20 17 17
5520925 20 13 21 23 20 20 20
5520980 15 25 13 20 8 19 17
5528020 20 20 12 14 0 20 17
5528469 20 10 0 13 8 0 17
5528487 18 25 0 16 8 14 17
5528558 20 0 18 8 8 0 17
5536952 20 0 20 20 20 20 17
5537000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5538895 20 9 14 16 18 18 17
5551583 20 25 0 0 8 0 17
5551879 20 16 14 20 8 17 17
5566058 16 10 20 8 8 1 17
5567832 20 14 12 20 17 12 17
5569004 20 16 12 19 21 20 17
5581653 17 13 14 19 20 18 17
5592110 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5611743 20 16 11 20 20 20 21
5623501 20 20 20 20 16 10 17
5632897 20 25 14 16 0 20 17
5639978 20 25 20 16 8 19 17
5640370 20 25 18 16 8 14 17
5642632 20 16 18 20 8 20 17
5646014 20 16 17 18 20 20 16
5646892 18 25 16 14 20 18 17
5647577 18 9 12 9 8 6 17
5648574 19 24 20 16 18 20 18
5651032 20 25 15 14 8 12 17
5662967 18 12 15 20 20 14 16
5663089 20 14 18 10 10 20 17
5665379 20 16 11 0 0 0 17
5665388 18 17 10 18 20 19 21
5670468 17 9 10 16 8 20 17
5672275 20 20 18 18 20 20 17
5672373 20 0 10 13 0 18 17
5674681 20 25 20 16 0 20 17
5676588 20 0 15 10 8 12 17
5677333 20 16 19 20 20 20 19
5685540 20 10 18 9 20 18 17
5689755 18 13 17 17 20 20 17
5691548 20 0 13 0 0 0 0
5699312 18 24 18 13 8 12 17
5700431 18 11 11 11 15 9 17
5700585 20 25 7 13 8 14 17
5709974 16 12 18 8 8 20 17
5712399 20 24 13 5 8 16 17
5719175 20 8 10 10 8 9 17
5726080 18 24 16 13 8 19 17
5736597 18 0 8 0 8 12 17
5740188 20 25 20 19 20 20 20
5743493 20 24 19 17 8 20 17
5744169 20 25 0 13 8 12 17
5744472 16 0 12 10 18 11 17
5758520 16 25 20 17 8 20 17
5775174 20 25 12 16 8 20 17
5790706 20 24 19 18 8 20 17
5852738 14 0 18 20 8 18 17
5890677 20 11 17 20 21 20 17
5892199 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5963263 18 20 0 0 0 0 0
6085284 20 25 0 0 0 0 0
6085355 20 25 19 20 20 20 0
6165170 20 14 19 20 20 20 20
6167989 20 24 21 25 20 20 20

Old finals and practice finals

I haven’t written this years final yet, nor a practice final, but here is last years final and practice final, as well as the final exam from when the course was taught by someone else (not as relevant, don’t stress if you can’t do all of the 2007 one).

2009 final

2009 practice final

2007 final