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Teaching / [FEB22012(X)] Programming (2014)

This is the course page for Programming (EN) / Programmeren (NL) [Econometrics], academic year 2014-15, block 1.

Lecture notes and slides

The lecture notes are available for download /here/. The econometrics and operations research study association (FAECTOR) has agreed to print them for you for a small fee less than what you would pay for printing them yourself.

Lecture slides in pdf:


Exercises will be posted here and in blackboard. The answers _must_ be submitted via blackboard. When submitting your answer, include all the matlab source files (the script- and function files with the .m extension) in a zip, and upload that through blackboard's exercise completion functionality. Note that although the Matlab environment is handy in testing individual lines of code by writing them directly in the command prompt, the solution you submit must consist solely of the source files (the ones of .m extension) that are executable independently.

I recommend getting used to the command prompt of matlab as it includes functionalities commonly available in text-based user environments (for example, browsing command history with up- and down arrows). Note that you can use the command prompt also for showing function documentation with command help (e.g. 'help fprintf'), and for finding function names with lookfor (e.g. 'lookfor print').

Exercises in pdf:

There are 6 exercises (one / week for the first 6 weeks), of which you should submit 3. Each of the submitted exercises awards a maximum 16.66% of the final grade, so the maximum possible to be achieved from the exercises is 50%. The other 50% comes from the written exam. The exercises are graded according to the following scheme:


The exam will be a standard one with three open questions. Note that you are _not_ allowed to bring with you any extra material to the exam: only a pen(cil), a sharpener, and an eraser are allowed. A (new) example exam including sample answers can be found /here/.

Other material

Data files used in the exercises:

Additional learning material: