Assignments for June 3

Final Project: Send me your log as well as a paragraph or two on the likely major focus of your memo. You don’t have to have your question(s) answered, but you should tell me what you’re aiming for, and what you’d like to answer. If you have trouble doing this, that’s a problem, and we should talk.

PDF: Using the Peace Corps rankings file, copy (in any way you like) the top 5 schools from the large, medium and small categories into a new spreadsheet. Then find the most recent undergraduate enrollment figure for each and calculate a per capita rate of Peace Corps volunteers (remember, rate is the # of volunteers divided by the enrollment, multiplied by a common number). Which school is really #1 among this subset? Send me the spreadsheet when finished.

Reading: Learning to Think Like a Programmer. Let’s discuss this.


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