In Module 4, you will learn the fundamentals of Python, a popular scripting language, and Regular Expressions, which give you power in text processing.
This article contains your assignments for Module 4.
The following articles on the online class wiki textbook contain information that will help you complete the assignments.
Learn Python and Regular Expressions
Up to this point in CSE 330, you have used only one programming language: PHP. In Module 4, you will learn a new language: Python. Before starting this assignment, you should look over the online textbook article about Python. We will be using version 2 of Python (not version 3). Additionally, you may find it helpful to look over the online textbook article about Regular Expressions.
Write some Regular Expressions
Please write regular expressions that do each the following:
- Match the string "hello world" in a sentence
- Find all words in an input string that contain a triple vowel
- Match an input string that is entirely a flight code, of the format AA####, where AA is a two-letter uppercase airline code, and #### is a three- or four-digit flight number
Regex 1: Programmers will often write hello world as their first project with a programming language. Regex 2: The gooey peanut butter and jelly sandwich was a beauty. Regex 3: AA312 (should match) AA1298 (should match) NW1234 (should match) US443 (should match) US31344 (should NOT match)
Save your regexes to a text file. The TA will test them in regexpal on Demo Day.
Baseball Stats Counter
The St. Louis Cardinals are the most legendary baseball team in the national league. In this exercise, you will be creating a Python script that reads box scores from a file and computes the Cardinals' players' batting averages in a particular season.
Tips and Instructions
- You should write a Python script file to solve this problem.
- You should use a regular expression to parse players' names, at-bats, hits, and runs from the input file.
- You may want to create a class to hold and compute information about each player.
- Your file should take one command-line argument: the path to an input file. If no path is given, your program should print a usage message.
Sample input files may be found here: http://classes.engineering.wustl.edu/cse330/content/cardinals/
The top of the file contains a citation, and what follows is an entire season of Cardinals Baseball box scores. Each game starts with a title; for example:
=== St.Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs, 1940-04-19 ===
What follows are the performance of each player in that game. The format of each line is as follows:
XXX batted # times with # hits and # runs
where XXX is the player's name (you may assume that the name is unique), and each # are integers representing the number of "at bats", the number of "hits", and the number of "runs", respectively.
Your script needs to output all players' batting average across the season. A player's batting average is that player's total hits divided by that player's total at-bats throughout the entire season. For example, Johnny Hopp was at bat 149 times in 1940, and he had 41 hits, so his batting average was 0.275.
Each line in the output should have the format:
where XXX is the player's name, and #.### is the player's batting average, rounded (not truncated) to three decimal places.
The players should be sorted by batting average, with the highest batting average on top. If two players have the exact same batting average (before rounding occurs), the order between those two players is unimportant.
For example, the correct output for the 1940 season is:
Pepper Martin: 0.316 Walker Cooper: 0.316 Johnny Mize: 0.314 Ernie Koy: 0.310 Enos Slaughter: 0.306 Joe Medwick: 0.304 Terry Moore: 0.304 Joe Orengo: 0.286 Jimmy Brown: 0.280 Marty Marion: 0.279 Don Gutteridge: 0.276 Johnny Hopp: 0.275 Creepy Crespi: 0.273 Mickey Owen: 0.265 Bill DeLancey: 0.250 Don Padgett: 0.242 Stu Martin: 0.238 Eddie Lake: 0.222 Hal Epps: 0.214 Lon Warneke: 0.209 Harry Walker: 0.185 Max Lanier: 0.179 Bill McGee: 0.178 Carl Doyle: 0.174 Mort Cooper: 0.157 Clyde Shoun: 0.145 Carden Gillenwater: 0.130 Bob Bowman: 0.067
We will be grading the following aspects of your work. There are 50 points total.
Assignments must be committed to Bitbucket by the end of class on the due date (commit early and often). Failing to commit by the end of class on the due date will result in a 0.
Upload your baseball code, a file with your Regular expressions, and a screenshot of your python output onto bitbucket, and we will use the time-stamps to determine late-penalties.
- You must save your repo as:
- (ie. Spring2025-Module3-201343)
If you do not name your repo correctly, the TA's are not responsible for grading your assignment. If we cannot find it, you will receive a zero.
- Regular Expressions (15 Points):
- Regular Expression 1 Correct (5 points)
- Regular Expression 2 Correct (5 points)
- Regular Expression 3 Correct (5 points)
- Baseball Stats Counter (35 Points):
- Solution is written entirely in Python, except with permission from the instructor (8 points)
- Correct usage of a regular expression to parse each line of the input file (8 points)
- Script prints a usage message if a command line argument is not present (4 points)
- Output is correct for the 1940 test case (15 points)
- This includes sorting and rounding.