Independent work on assignments and quizzes: You are encouraged to discuss assignments with each other, but coding and writing of reports must be done individually. Feel free to search the Web for tips or useful code snippets, provided the external information does not make the assignment trivial and all sources are explicitly acknowledged in the report. At the first instance of cheating (copying from other students, excessive copying from Web sources, and/or copying from unacknowledged sources), a grade of zero will be given for the respective assignment. At the second instance, you will automatically receive an F for the entire course. Likewise, quizzes must be completed individually.
To minimize future instances of cheating, we ask that you do not post solution code for the class assignments online, e.g., on your personal webpage or on github.
See the student code for more information on what consitutes an academic integrity violation.
Piazza discussion: You are highly encouraged to ask and answer questions about assignments on the Piazza discussion board. However, the general principle is to avoid directly giving away key elements of solutions. Thus, you should refrain from publicly posting key solution code or parameter values, either to get help with debugging or demonstrate a possible solution to your classmates. Posting sample code for utility functions or publicly debugging system/platform errors is acceptable. If you need help with code, the preferred route is to attend TA office hours. However, if this is impossible and you wish to make a Piazza post with your code, be sure to make it private.
Late submission policy:
Incomplete requests: Requests for an incomplete in the course will only be accepted through the last day of class and must be accompanied by documentation of your special circumstances.