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Re: [OT] Perl / Computer Science Science Fair Projects

by kyle (Abbot)
on Sep 08, 2008 at 14:53 UTC ( #709785=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to [OT] Perl / Computer Science Science Fair Projects

I might suggest the old animal guessing game. The program has a list of questions with yes/no answers and a binary tree that leads to the animal that fits the answers to the questions. If the user thinks of an animal that it can't guess, it requests a question to distinguish it from it's best guess and updates its tree.

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Re^2: [OT] Perl / Computer Science Science Fair Projects
by MidLifeXis (Monsignor) on Sep 08, 2008 at 16:06 UTC

    The solution for this one involves decision processing (if/else), looping and loop termination, at least one search algorithm (binary), decision trees, and other topics at the core of CS. Using a program to study the algorithm might be sufficient for part or all of a project of this size, depending on the skill and experience of your sister.


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