General Information 2017b



Prof. Benny Chor, Amir Rubinstein
Teaching Assistants:
Michal Kleinbort, Amir Gilad
lab assistant (חונך):
Harel Oshri
The lab assistant will be available to help students who encounter programming difficulties, in a regular weekly 3-hour lab session.
HW checkers:
Noa Goren, Lian Matathias, Noam Parzanchevski, Yossi Tamarov

Office Hours and emails

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Weekday Regular Class Schedule

Group Type Hours Location staff
07 Lecture Sun 16-18
Wed 15-17
Dan David 003
Dan David 001
Prof. Benny Chor, Amir Rubinstein
08 Recitation Thu 12-14 Ornstein 103 Amir Gilad
09 Recitation Thu 16-18 Ornstein 103 Amir Gilad
10 Lecture Sun 14-16
Wed 13-15
Dan David 003
Dan David 001
Prof. Benny Chor, Amir Rubinstein
11 Recitation Mon 11-13 Ornstein 111 Michal Kleinbort
12 Recitation Thu 10-12 Ornstein 111 Michal Kleinbort

Lab Support

Hours Location staff
Monday 16-18
Thursday 15-16
Dan David 204
Shenkar 105
Harel Oshri



Based on final exam (85%) and homework assignments (15%).
The short questionnaire about the course procedures (see in moodle) will add 2 points to the homework average, provided you will answer all its questions correctly.

Home Assignments

Please carefully read the instructions appearing at the assignments page (HW submission, appeals and checklist).
All HW assignments are mandatory.


The lectures given by Prof. Benny Chor at the 2012 fall senester (or, at least, most of them) are on YouTube:
However, bear in mind that these lectures are somewhat different from the lectures of our semester. Exam and HW are based on the material taught in class.

Forum Policy

You are welcome to use the discussion forums of this site. The links appear at the home page. Usually there will be a separate thread for each HW question, plus a general forum for questions not relating to the HW.

  • To encourage discussion, we will normally take some time before answering a posted question.
  • Read previous questions and answers before you post. We will ignore questions appearing more than once.
  • A question relevant for the entire course is more likely to get an answer when posted in the forum rather than when sent to us by email. Especially a day before the exam.
  • Keep the forum tidy by using threads wisely:
    • Give your posts informative titles. "A question" or "Question 5" are examples for bad titles.
    • Use the "preview" option before you finally post your message. Use "Options—>Edit" to edit your post if needed.
    • When writing a post that includes Hebrew: add [[div style="direction:rtl;"]] before your message, and [[/div]] after it (each on a separate line).
    • when including Python code, add [[code type="python"]] before the code, and [[/code]] after it (each on a separate line).
    • See more formatting tips on the right side bar of this site.
    • Refrain from posting an unrelated question in an open thread,
    • Refrain from starting a new thread when you have a follow-up question (to someone else's question or to yours),


Text Books

There is currently no textbook for the course. We may write one :)

Recommended Reading about Python:

1. Python 3 documentation,, is the official language manual, and a very useful resource.
2. Think Python, by Allen B. Downey, which is available online.
3. A book by John Zelle, “Python programming: an introduction to computer science”, second edition. Fraklin, Beedle & Associates. The second edition refers to Python 3.x, which is the version used in the course.

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