I spent last week in Georgia visiting my mother and sister. I helped with a bit of this and that. We saw a movie (3D): Jurassic World. Last week and this week too, I've been working on building a room in the garage. I'll be stepping back into the class in the next day or so.
I have 14 of the 36 modules done for Lesson 1. I figure I have 3-4 hours in it, but sometimes I'm watching TV and doing some of it later at night when I'm not as sharp. I'm running a bit behind, but I'm also learning Python and, after solutions are presented, I'm going back to my code and adjusting it to be consistent with the class. This helps with my learning the language and will make code less confusing later.
I seem to be running a different version of Python in eclipse than Udacity runs on their website. I would gladly switch the version used in eclipse, but I have not yet found which version of Python they are using. For you Python masters out there, the particular difference is that print in eclipse is a function with nested parentheses in Udacity appears to be a keyword in the language
The stats, so far, have not been difficult at all. All in all, I'm liking the course but, so far, the stats and the code have been relatively easy.
So, I started the course, five or so really short videos, answered a few questions about the videos (probabilities) and then wrote a program .... in Python. Don't know it, spent about an hour figuring out the needed syntax.
I think I am using a newer or older version of the Python interpreter. I get errors on the print statement if I don't enclose all the arguments in parentheses.
for x in range(0,10):
print (("%d %d") % (x, x*12))
The example shown in the Udacity course has no parentheses. So, I changed my print statement to their format when I uploaded it and it tested just fine. Submitted my code and I'm ready to move on!