[LON-CAPA-users] combine dropbox with e.g. customresponse

Gerd Kortemeyer lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Mon, 16 Jun 2008 19:52:54 -0400


On Jun 16, 2008, at 2:44 PM, Peter Riegler wrote:
> is it possible to combine dropboxes with other problem types? Such  
> as to realize the following problem:
> "Generate a data set of 1000 normally distributed numbers with mean  
> 4 and  variance 7."
> After submission of the data the code has to check the data  
> (compute mean, variance, do a Kolmogorov-Smirnov test or whatever).

Nope, currently not possible, but you are not the first author to ask  
for this functionality.

What will be hard is to make sure

* the homework parser does not choke on too much data being uploaded
* users don't upload random binary stuff
* making sure that the homework understands the format of what the  
user uploads

- Gerd.