Posted 2013-04-30 by Greg Wilson in Assessment.
Of the 29 people who responded to a brief questionnaire before a recent boot camp, we have:
They describe their current expertise as:
|10||have written a few programs|
|17||have written a little code|
|1||has no programming experience|
Here's how they thought they could do on some simple tasks:
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- Write a short program to read a file containing columns of numbers separated by commas, average the non-negative values in the second and fifth columns, and print the results.
|11||could do it easily|
|15||could probably struggle through|
|3||wouldn't know where to start|
- In a directory with 1000 text files, create a list of all files that contain the word "Drosophila", and redirect the output to a file called
|12||could do it easily|
|10||could struggle through|
|7||wouldn't know where to start|
- Check out a working copy of a project from version control, add a file called
paper.txt, and commit the change.
|3||could do it easily|
|4||could struggle through|
|22||wouldn't know where to start|
- A tab-delimited file has two columns: the date, and the highest temperature on that day. Produce a graph showing the average highest temperature for each month.
|19||could do it easily|
|0||could struggle through|
|10||wouldn't know where to start|