ASSIGNMENT SOLUTIONS:Labelled according to date due.
- [JAN 18]
- [FEB 1]
- [FEB 5]
- [FEB 19 (from Feb 4)][FEB 19 (from Feb 11)]
- MARCH 22: [rao-blackwell] [stratified part 1][stratified part 2][importance solutions will not be posted]
- Date: Thursday, March 3rd; 80 minutes.
- Coverage: Everything before reading week (including assignments). The test will be a written test; You should be familiar with all theory and results we covered, as well as the algorithms, and how/why they work. You may be asked to provide pseudocode in the test (that is - you write out code that doesn't necessarily have to work perfectly and you don't need to remember all of the functions, but the general structure has to be correct). NEW: I've been getting questions regarding how/if proofs will be a part of the test. This is not an easy question to answer, because you are officially required to learn everything that we have done in the course. However, it is not my primary goal to test you on the proofs that you have seen. You should be prepared though to explain how to do something (as a simple example: explain how to use MC to estimate a given integral) - think of this as a "math essay question". You may also be required to integrate things and do other calculus-type things!
- LOCATION: As (repeatedly) announced in class, we will write the test in our official lecture room TEL 0004.
- Date: Thursday, March 31st; 80 minutes.
- Coverage: Everything before MCMC. The test will be a written test. The style of test will be very similar to that of the first test, and you should prepare appropriately.
- Location: As for previous test.
- The take-home final will be posted at noon on April 18th, and will be due at midnight on April 20th. A detailed grading scheme will be posted along with instructions at this time. During the exam, you will be given several chances to ask clarification questions, but you will be no longer able to obtain help from me with coding or algorithms (like in a real exam). The exam will cover all of the material in the course; it will work like an open-book exam (but you will need to cite your sources). You are not allowed to work with others though, the work must be entirely your own. The first chance to ask questions in person will be on Monday, April 18th at 1pm; so you may wish to come in to the university on this day.