Homework 01 METU CENG310




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Homework 01
Data Structures and Algorithms with Python

1 Reading
Task-1: Read Chapter-2 from the textbook.
Task-2: Read reference pages for collections and array modules.
Task-3: Overview reference pages for copy, heapq, math, os, random, re, sys, and time modules.
2 Coding
Task-4: Write a function that takes a string object as parameter and returns the reversed version of the string.
For this task, you should use only the built-in data types and functions.
Task-5: Textbook Exercises R-1.2, R-1.6, R-1.7, R-1.9, R-1.11, C-1.19, C-1.20, and C-1.28
Task-6: Textbook Exercise P-1.35
Task-7: What does the code snippet below do?
1 while len( l1 ) != 0:
2 l2 . insert ( len( l2 ) , l1 . pop (0) )
3 The Deliverable
For the reading section, no response is required, however, be aware that without completing the reading
assignments, following the upcoming lectures might be overwhelming on your side.
For coding tasks, your deliverable should be a Python module named as that includes all the code that
you will develop as responses to the tasks. Please mark your code snippets with meaningful comments (e.g.,
# Answer for R-1.2) separately for each answer.
Needless to say, these homework assignments are meant to improve your understanding the lecture material
by means of hands-on application. They have to be your own work. Due to that reason, no answers acquired
from online or offline resources will be accepted and may be subject to further administrative actions.
4 Instructions
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