Also consult any specific guidance given in the relevant assignment itself

Topic Excellent:
✓+ coded as +
✓ coded as 0
Needs work:
✓- coded as -
Coding style Student has gone beyond what was expected and required, coding manual is followed, code is well commented Coding style lacks refinement and has some errors, but code is readable and has some comments Many errors in coding style, little attention paid to making the code human readable
Coding strategy Complicated problem broken down into sub-problems that are individually much simpler. Code is efficient, correct, and minimal. Code uses appropriate data structure (list, data frame, vector/matrix/array). Code checks for common errors Code is correct, but could be edited down to leaner code. Some “hacking” instead of using suitable data structure. Some checks for errors. Code tackles complicated problem in one big chunk. Code is repetitive and could easily be functionalized. No anticipation of errors.
Presentation Graph(s) carefully tuned for desired purpose. One graph illustrates one point.

Table(s) carefully constructed to make it easy to perform important comparisons. Careful styling highlights important features.
Graph(s) well chosen, but with a few minor problems: inappropriate aspect ratios, poor labels.

Table(s) generally appropriate but possibly some minor formatting deficiencies.
Graph(s) poorly chosen to support questions.

Table(s) with too many, or inconsistent, decimal places. Table(s) not appropriate for questions and findings. Major display problems.
Achievement, mastery, cleverness, creativity Student has gone beyond what was expected and required, e.g., extraordinary effort, additional tools not addressed by this course, unusually sophisticated application of tools from course. Tools and techniques from the course are applied very competently and, perhaps, somewhat creatively. Chosen task was acceptable, but fairly conservative in ambition. Student does not display the expected level of mastery of the tools and techniques in this course. Chosen task was too limited in scope.
Ease of access for instructor, compliance with course conventions for submitted work Access as easy as possible, code runs! Satisfactory Not an earnest effort to reduce friction and comply with conventions and/or code does not run


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