[LON-CAPA-users] Any way around this?
batchelo at sfu.ca
Tue Aug 21 12:06:44 EDT 2012
I have experienced this kind of error message with a variety of problems, which nonetheless work OK.
I think you should just try to answer your existing problem AS A STUDENT. It probably works OK for in production.
I think the error message is just info for you as author/course coordinator.
The system does not recognize your attempts to set sig figs on the computer's answer but it WILL check for 4 sig figs from the students.
You might have to 'live' with a few little bomb icons and error messages, but it should be transparent for the students.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Douglas G Mills" <dmills at illinois.edu>
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Subject: Re: [LON-CAPA-users] Any way around this?
Ok, but even so the error message quotes the computer's answer as 8e-06 with
nothing but 1 sig fig, regardless of how hard I try to get it to recognize
that in fact I'm giving it 4 sig figs. What is wanted here is 4 sig figs, so
turning it into a range all the way down to 1 sig fig seems like removing
the sig fig requirement altogether, no?
On 8/21/12 10:50 AM, "Gerd Kortemeyer" <korte at lite.msu.edu> wrote:
> That means the expected answer from the student (and the computer) needs to
> have exactly four significant digits. I would turn that into a range.
> - Gerd.
> On Aug 21, 2012, at 11:48 AM, "Mills, Douglas G" <dmills at illinois.edu> wrote:
>> <responseparam type="tolerance" default="0.5%" name="tol"
>> description="Numerical Tolerance" />
>> <responseparam name="sig" type="int_range" default="4"
>> description="Significant Digits" />
>> On 8/21/12 10:43 AM, "Gerd Kortemeyer" <korte at lite.msu.edu> wrote:
>>> On Aug 21, 2012, at 11:39 AM, "Mills, Douglas G" <dmills at illinois.edu>
>>>> So <numericalresponse answer="$CB1" format="4s"> ??
>>>> I have that, and have
>>>> tried setting the variable both with and without the &format command, but
>>>> no avail. 8.000e-6, 8*10^-6 and even .000008000 all show up in the error
>>>> message as 8e-06 complaining of the computer's answer being wrong.
>>> What do you have the in "significant digits" and "tolerance" response
>>> - Gerd.
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