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Lesson 26.5 While-Loops vs For-Loops

We can always replace for-loops with while-loops, but should we? In this video we talk about the trade-offs of the two control structures and why it might be better to use over the other.

From  Hannah Lee on November 12th, 2020 20 plays

Zoom Oct. 22. More Recursion

The divide-and-conquer examples we saw in the previous session were on the easy side. In this session we look at some much more challenging examples.Included in this session is segregate, the most…

From  Hannah Lee on October 27th, 2020 5 plays

Zoom Oct. 20. Recursion

Recursion is a powerful programming tool and one of the fundamental principles of computer science. It is used in many advanced algorithms.In this session, we will just focus on divide-and-conquer,…

From  Hannah Lee on October 27th, 2020 10 plays

Lesson 17.10 Recursion and Helper Functions

Divide-and-conquer is not the only example of recursion. It just happens to be one of the most interesting. But in this video we show that even some of the simplest of recursive definitions become…

From  Hannah Lee on October 19th, 2020 32 plays

Lesson 17.8 Recursion Performance

In this video, we show another reason to pay attention to the division step: performance. In fact, we show an example where a change in how we divide the data can improve performance by several…

From  Hannah Lee on October 19th, 2020 33 plays

Lesson 17.6 Divide and Conquer Visualization

Just because you know how to write a divide-and-conquer algorithm does not mean you understand it. In this video we try to improve our understanding by visualizing divide-and-conquer. When we do this…

From  Hannah Lee on October 19th, 2020 41 plays

Lesson 17.5 Divide and Conquer Design

Now that we understand divide-and-conquer, it is type to implement it in Python. In this video we show you a three-step sequence for writing a function definition using this technique.

From  Hannah Lee on October 19th, 2020 42 plays

Lesson 17.4 Divide and Conquer

Recursion has many, many uses. But one of the most popular applications is divide-and-conquer. In this video we introduce this new concept and show how we will use to solve several problems on…

From  Hannah Lee on October 19th, 2020 44 plays

Lesson 17.3 Recursion and the Call Stack

Because a recursive function calls itself, it will have multiple call frames on the call stack. In this video we show exactly why we should be concerned about this and why it will affect our function…

From  Hannah Lee on October 19th, 2020 41 plays

Lesson 17.2 Recursive Functions

In this video we show how to take recursive definitions from mathematics and implement them in Python. To do this, we will need to have a function call itself in its own definition.

From  Hannah Lee on October 19th, 2020 41 plays

Lesson 17.1 Recursive Definitions

Recursion is a general concept that does not just apply to programming languages. In this video we show that recursion exists in mathematics and even natural language.

From  Hannah Lee on October 19th, 2020 37 plays