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
This problem set is helping you learn pseudocode and think computationally.
- A one dimensional array exists with the interests. The interests are stored in an array.
- A two dimension array exists with a userid and the interests associated with that userid.
- In the code sample below, we can see that user id 1 is interested in 2,5,3, and 4. User id 2 is interested in 6 and 7.
- We make an assumption that if two people are interested in the same thing, they might have a higher chance of becoming friends than if they didn't share interests.
interests = ["basketball","dancing","video games","crafts","music","eating","cooking","hanging out","football"] people_and_their_interests = [[1,[2,5,3,4]],[2,[6,7]],[3,[8,0,2]],[4,[3,7,8]],[5,[7,4,8]],[6,[3,5,7,8]]]
- Construct a python algorithm which will find friend matches based on similar interest.
- Input: the arrays interests and people_and_their_interests
- Expected output:
- user 1 could be friends with user(s): 3,6
- user 2 could be friends with user(s): 4,5,6
- user 3 could be friends with user(s): 4,5,6
- (etc) for all the users
Please add output which shows interests and userid. For example,
- basketball: 3
- video games: 1,3
- crafts: 1,4,6
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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