Discussion 1: Functions disc01.pdf

Find your group, and then get started on this worksheet once the TA tells you to. It's best if everyone has a way to view this worksheet (on your phone/tablet is fine, but a laptop is better).

Now switch to Pensieve, a shared editing app that has this same worksheet in a format that makes it easy to collaborate with your group and ask questions of an AI tutor.

• Everyone: Go to pensieve.co, log in with your @berkeley.edu email, and enter your group number as the room number (which was in the email that assigned you to this lab).

Ice Breaker

Everyone say your name and some activity you enjoy doing outside. For each activity, ask if anyone else in your group likes to do that too. (Optional: After lab you're welcome to make plans to go do one of these activities together.)

Then, each person share an expression that people say when they really like something, such as "that's awesome" or "nice one" or "bruh." Each person should try to come up with a different expression. Feel free to ask your group for help if you're stuck. You can even use other languages than English. Then, during the discussion, if someone says or does something well, use your expression!

Functions

Functions (such as `pow`) are called using call expressions (such as `pow(10, 3)` which returns 1000; 10 to the third power). The body of a function can `print` or `return` values (or both).

• When `print` is called anywhere, its arguments are displayed right away.
• Executing a return statement stops the function call and provides the value for its call expression.
• When the end of a function body is reached without a `return`, the function returns `None`.

Tip: If a value needs to be used by code outside of a function, then return the value (instead of printing it).

Q1: Multiply

Implement `multiply`, which takes two numbers `x` and `y`. It prints out an equation showing the result of multiplying x and y, then returns the result.

Try to multiply numbers together just once in the body of `multiply` so that the Python interpreter doesn't have to perform multiplication more times than necessary (pun intended).

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Calling `print` on multiple arguments displays those values separated by spaces. For example, the call expression `print(1, '+', 2, '=', 3)` displays `1 + 2 = 3`.

Digits

Each digit of a positive integer corresponds to a power of 10. Here are some examples of manipulating digits, illustrated with `n = 357` and `d = 9`.

• Remove the last digit of `n`: `n // 10` is 35.
• Remove the last two digits of `n`: `n // pow(10, 2)` is 3.
• Add together the last two digits of `n`: `n % 10` + `n // 10 % 10` is 12.
• Put digit `d` at the end of integer `n`: `n * 10 + d` is 3579.

Q2: Cut One Out

Implement `cut`, which takes non-negative integers `n` and `k` and has only a return statement in its body. It returns a positive integer with all of the digits of `n` except the digit that is `k` to the left of the rightmost digit (the one's digit). If `k` is 0, then it returns `n` without its one's digit. If there is no digit `k` to the right of the one's digit, then it returns `n`.

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Please don't look at the hint until everyone in your group agrees that you're stuck and need some extra help.

To implement a function, it can be helpful to open a Python interpreter and focus on an example. Here are all the pieces you need to put together to solve this problem for the example `n=3579` and `k=2`.

``````>>> n = 3579
>>> k = 2
>>> pow(10, k)
100
>>> pow(10, k + 1)
1000
>>> n // 1000
3
>>> 3 * 100
300
>>> 3579 % 100
79
>>> 300 + 79
379``````

Document the Occasion

Please all fill out the attendance form (one submission per person per week). Then, you can work on Lab 0 and Lab 1. It's usually best to work on lab assignments in pairs, but you can form larger groups if that is helpful.