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Reading (shared with Week 6)

  • Beginning Python - skim. chapters 8-14 (use as reference material)
    • see especially urlopen on p. 300, forks and threads on p. 304
  • Beginning Python - Chapter 15 (Web services)

Class 1: The Git Revision Control System

  • Repository structure
    • git clone, init
    • examining git objects
    • code branches, git branch, status, checkout
  • Version histories and diff-s
    • git diff, patch
  • Working with remote repo-s
    • git commit, pull, push

References (optional):

Example git workflow:

Starting up: <source lang="bash"> cd /path/to/source/dir git init # create the .git directory for storing git objects git add . # add all files in the current folder git rm -r --cached the_unversioned_dir # remove the_unversioned_dir from the staged files git commit -am "First commit" # perform the commit, saving the files into git </source>

Alternate start-up: <source lang="bash"> cd /path/to/source/dir git clone # create your own copy of a git tree </source>

Reading status: <source lang="bash"> git status # check current directory against HEAD git branch # print a list of branches git diff <branchname> # see how branchname is different </source>

Making changes: <source lang="bash"> git commit -am "A descriptive commit message." # save the current working state git checkout <branch> # switch to another (existing) branch git checkout -b <new_branch_name> # make a new branch </source>

Repository to repository commands. If you used clone to start your project, these should "just work". If you didn't you have to use git remote. Follow the Gitref Docs to do that. <source lang="bash"> git pull # merge remote changes with current work. git push # push current changes to the remote server (this won't work unless you have permission to write there) </source>

Class 2: Parallel Programming

  • Parallel complexity - sum / min / max
  • Parallel caching
  • Eigenvalue computation - the "google" algo.
  • Web Services

Binary Tree Code

<source lang="python"> class TreeNode:

   def __init__(self, left=None, right=None):
       self.left = left
       self.right = right

def decode(G, addr):

   if G == None or len(addr) < 1: # base cases
       return G
   if addr[0] == '0': # inductive cases
       return decode(G.left, addr[1:])
   return decode(G.right, addr[1:])

def decode_name(G, addr):

   res = decode(G, addr)
  1. 'names' should be sorted on the first call, to make the tree balanced

def create_tree(names):

   if len(names) == 0: # base cases
       return None
   if len(names) == 1:
       T = TreeNode() = names[0]
       return T
   half = len(names)/2
   return TreeNode(create_tree(names[:half]), create_tree(names[half:])) # inductive case
  1. generate all codes as a list of (name, code) values
  2. It returns the correct input format for dict(), to create a dictionary mapping names to codes.

def get_codes(G):

   if G != None:
     if G.left == None and G.right == None: # base cases
       yield (, "")
       for k,v in get_codes(G.left): # build up name structures
         yield (k, '0'+v)
       for k,v in get_codes(G.right):
         yield (k, '1'+v)