This week has been quite hectic, with a lot of it taken up continuing to winterize our trailer, helping random friends with things, and school for my son. The good news is that my son has gotten into one of the school districts SAFE learning centers and so I should have more time to focus on studying and applying for more jobs. I also have been working on my resume, signing up for job fairs, and other job hunt related things.
Finished through exercise 17.6 in Simply Scheme. So far, this
chapter has somehow felt more “real”, yet not to hard.
17.6 however asked you to implement a function that produced the same result as the standard
append scheme primitive, only using
the list primitives
The whole thing seemed pretty straight forward, until I spent over 2 days on this working trying to get it so that not only would it return a list of the same elements as the regular
but so that it would do it in the correct order.
I still don’t think my solution is as elegant or simplified as it could be, but it does function correctly. And while it doesn’t probably matter that it is optimized, as there is already a function for doing this, I think optimizing it would be helpful for my further understanding of using lists and help me think more deeply about the problem. Plus being satisfying…
Read through pg 46 of Python for Data Analysis.