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can anyone tell me how to identify errors in algorithms and also how to correct/modify them?
this is one aspect of SDD which i cannot get right

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Desk checking might help, but honestly if you haven't been good at it from the start theres not much hope of suddenly "learning" overnight. Basically you are either good with algorithms or you're not.
 

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all i can suggest is to pay close attention to the boundary conditions, whether their < or <=.
they often sneak an error in there
 

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Desk checking might help, but honestly if you haven't been good at it from the start theres not much hope of suddenly "learning" overnight. Basically you are either good with algorithms or you're not.
Seconded. Unfortunate, but true. It takes more than a night to improve at something so specialised =/.
 

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yeah well,
my teacher never did algorithms..
he was like 'algorithms are a hard concept because there's no right answer'.. and never mentioned it again.. loll

i'll just see what happens, and hope that there's a lot of theory like 2010's HSC. :D
 

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yeah well,
my teacher never did algorithms..
he was like 'algorithms are a hard concept because there's no right answer'.. and never mentioned it again.. loll

i'll just see what happens, and hope that there's a lot of theory like 2010's HSC. :D
Didn't you guys do programming though 0.o Thats where you get the skills for algorithms from =P
 

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Didn't you guys do programming though 0.o Thats where you get the skills for algorithms from =P
haha yeah, but we did minimal work throughout all of year 11 + 12, so our class of 5 self taught each other because we knew that there was no hope for us

anyway, good luck for tomorrow guys
 

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