This is a problem set. Some of these are easy, others are far more difficult. The purpose of these problems sets are:
- to build your skill applying computational thinking to a problem
- to assess your knowledge and skills of different programming practices
What is this problem set trying to do
In this example we are learning about lists attributes like len() and math functions.
Create a function, myFactorial(aNumber) which takes the parameter aNumber being passed and return the factorial of it. For example: if num = 3, then your program should return (3 * 2 * 1) = 6.
If you type print(myFactorial(10)) the result should be 3628800.
How you will be assessed
Your solution will be graded using the following axis:
- To what extent does your code implement the features required by our specification?
- To what extent is there evidence of effort?
- To what extent did your code meet specifications?
- To what extent did your code meet unit tests?
- To what extent is your code free of bugs?
- To what extent is your code written well (i.e. clearly, efficiently, elegantly, and/or logically)?
- To what extent is your code eliminating repetition?
- To what extent is your code using functions appropriately?
- To what extent is your code readable?
- To what extent is your code commented?
- To what extent are your variables well named?
- To what extent do you adhere to style guide?
A possible solution
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def factorial(number): if number == 0: return 1 else: return number * factorial(number-1) number=int(input("Enter what number to use factorial on: ")) print(factorial(number))
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