This summer's WeBWorK team has already accomplished a lot during the first two weeks of this
After speed learning Perl, undergraduate interns, Robert Van Dam, Tori
Sweetser, and David Etlinger, assisted and supervised by Prof Eva
Culakova from RIT have largely completed a collection of multivariable
calculus problems. Once completed the problem set, designed by Prof.
Joe Neisendorfer, will be used by MTH164 (Multivariable Calculus)
classes at the U of R in the fall. The collection is still being tested
David has completed streamlining subroutines which make the
answers "sticky" when using the typeset mode. "Sticky" answers stay in
the answer boxes even after the problem has been submitted for
processing. The code is now much cleaner, and several bugs (which
occured infrequently and somewhat mysteriously) were eliminated in the
Tori and Robert have designed and implemented a new object List.pm which can be used to replace the Match.pm and Select.pm
modules and adds new capabilities. In particular, using List, you can
construct matching questions in which the number of questions and the
number of answers are not the same. The module List.pm will be part of
the standard release at the end of the summer, but can be made
available nowto those WeBWorK users who are interested in (alpha?
beta?) testing it. Contact email@example.com
Posted by Michael Gage on 6/9/00; 8:21:49 PM
from the dept.