SI 413 Fall 2023 / Project

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Clojure is a functional programming language, based on Lisp (just like Scheme), that runs on top of the Java Virtual Machine. So you get all the nice functional advantages of Lisp (with lambdas and all that), but at the same time you get the platform-independence and speed of Java. Sweet! Clojure supports concurrency (multi-threading) pretty nicely as well.

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We will use Clojure version 1.9.

Everything you need is already installed on CS department lab machines.

To install on your virtual machine, follow these steps:

  1. Run sudo apt install -y clojure
  2. That's it!

How I will run your code

The programs you submit should be in a single file called proj.clj, for either part of the project. I will test your code by running the following commands using the software available in the lab environment or using the instructions above:

clojure proj.clj

Phase 1 Requirements

For this language, you need to implement modifications B, C, D, F, G, and H. See the Phase 1 page for details on what this means.

Phase 2

See the Phase 2 Page for the list of suggested problems. Of the ones listed, I recommend the following as being most well-suited for Clojure:

  1. Make
  2. Matrix Calculator
  3. Game Scheduler
  4. TODO list
  5. Game with hidden agenda
  6. Guess the language
  7. Find the missing digits
  8. Rock, Paper, Scissors
  9. Music Maker
  10. ??? (you choose!)