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Arnold K. Pizer - WeBWorK 1.7 announcement

Arnold K. Pizer - WeBWorK 1.7 announcement

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inactiveTopicWeBWorK 1.7 announcement topic started 10/16/2001; 3:46:34 PM
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userArnold K. Pizer - WeBWorK 1.7 announcement  blueArrow
10/16/2001; 3:46:34 PM (reads: 1215, responses: 0)
WeBWorK 1.7 announcement
WeBWorK Version 1.7 is available for downloading. Details are given below. You can tell what version you are running by looking at the "WeBWorK Logo" at the top of (e.g.) the login page. The version number appears on the right side. If there is no version number, you are running a very old version.

To begin downloading files, click on the "Download WeBWorK" link to the left.

Version 1.7 of WeBWorK contains several enhancements and bug fixes. Many enhancements are internal (e.g. to the classlist and webwork databases and to the answer evaluator macros) and will not be apparent to students. The setup procedure has also changed as have the the locations of some files (e.g. See Overview of WeBWorK system setup (overview.html) for details. Bugs related to Hints have been fixed and also "sticky answers" behave differently.

Courses running under WeBWorK 1.6 will run without change under WeBWorK 1.7.

The templates tar file contains a library approximately 2000 WeBWorK problems covering pre-calculus, first year calculus, vector calculus, differential equations, probability, and statistics. Note that some problems form older distributions have been renamed and/or moved to other locations in the library. We have incorporated over 100 problems contributed by Prof. Fiedorowicz of Ohio State University. Professors Wheeler and Ziemer of Indiana University have contributed prblems with solutions (these include both new problems and old problems). The Indiana problems are not in the current tar file. However, the current version of all problems (and WeBWorK system files if you want to live on the bleeding edge) can be obtained by connecting to , clicking on "Download WeBWorK" and then on "Experimental CVS for WeBWorK." The Indiana problems will be contained in a future tar file release.

If you are interested in using WeBWorK, but are not ready to install it at your institution, we can host small (say under 100 student) WeBWorK courses at Rochester. This will give people the opportunity to use WeBWorK without the necessity of installing WeBWorK. If you are interested in this, please contact Mike Gage ( or Arnie Pizer

Mike and Arnie will be conducting a MiniCourse on WeBWorK at the annual AMS/MAA meeting in San Diego in January. If you are attending, stop by and say hello.

Now finally the information that some of you really want:

In order to download version 1.7 of WeBWorK, connect to

Click on download WeBWorK, register if you haven't already, and then click on Download Files.

Arnie Pizer and Mike Gage
Posted by Arnold K. Pizer on 10/16/01; 4:01:04 PM
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