2014-02-05 + HW

posted Feb 4, 2014, 10:09 AM by Samuel Konstantinovich   [ updated Feb 5, 2014, 9:24 AM ]
Goal: Gridworld Introduction

1. Here is the information on GRIDWORLD:
    http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/teachers_corner/151155.html

On that page there are some useful documents: You will need to install gridworld on your home computers in order to make it work
1a. The AP CS quick reference:
   http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/repository/ap_comp_sci_a_quick_reference.pdf

1b. The grid world student manual to use as reference: (keep it handy)
   https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/ap-student/course/gridworld/AP_Computer-Science-A-Grid-World-Student-Manual.pdf

CLASSWORK:
1. Set up gridworld (Follow the installation guide on the website)
-Get the main gridworld files ( Code (.zip/238KB) )
-Get the sample gridworld code. ( XBug Sample Code (.zip/3KB) )
a. You can download easily with the terminal using the wget command:

e.g. to download file.zip from  blah.com you would say:
wget  http://blah.com/file.zip    

b. You can extract files by using the unzip commmand:
unzip file.zip

2. Test the test file by following the compile guidelines.



HOMEWORK:
1. All students must fill out the mailing list form:
  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BCkf6JgZjT5Xlr2ngLKZex2_hKKRJJexpBctT-B45NA/viewform
2. Make sure you configure gridworld at home! You cannot run gridworld through the terminal from school because it is GUI based.
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