# Lab 5: Mutable Sequences and Trees lab05.zip

Due at 11:59pm on Friday, 09/28/2018.

Lab Check-in 2 questions here.

## Starter Files

Download lab05.zip. Inside the archive, you will find starter files for the questions in this lab, along with a copy of the Ok autograder.

## Submission

By the end of this lab, you should have submitted the lab with `python3 ok --submit`. You may submit more than once before the deadline; only the final submission will be graded. Check that you have successfully submitted your code on okpy.org.

• Questions 1 through 3 must be completed in order to receive credit for this lab. Starter code for coding questions is in lab05.py.
• Questions 4 through 7 are optional. It is recommended that you complete these problems on your own time. Starter code for these questions is in lab05_extra.py.

# Topics

Consult this section if you need a refresher on the material for this lab. It's okay to skip directly to the questions and refer back here should you get stuck.

## Sequences

Sequences are ordered collections of values that support element-selection and have length. The most common sequences you've worked with are lists, but many other Python types are sequences as well, including strings.

### For Statements

We've learned about one method of iteration already -- while statements, which repeats code based on a conditional expression. It is also possible to iterate through a sequence and repeat code for each element in the sequence. This is done with a for statement, which has the following syntax:

``````for <name> in <expression>:
<suite>``````

First, `<expression>` is evaluated. It must evaluate to a sequence, or else an error will be produced. Then, for each element in the sequence in order,

1. `<name>` is bound to its value.
2. `<suite>` is executed.

Here is an example where `<expression>` is a list expression:

``````for x in [-1, 4, 2, 0, 5]:
print("Current elem:", x)``````

This would output the following:

``````Current elem: -1
Current elem: 4
Current elem: 2
Current elem: 0
Current elem: 5``````

## Trees

A `tree` is a data structure that represents a hierarchy of information. A file system is a good example of a tree structure. For example, within your `cs61a` folder, you have folders separating your `projects`, `lab` assignments, and `homework`. The next level is folders that separate different assignments, `hw01`, `lab01`, `hog`, etc., and inside those are the files themselves, including the starter files and `ok`. Below is an incomplete diagram of what your `cs61a` directory might look like. As you can see, unlike trees in nature, the tree abstract data type is drawn with the root at the top and the leaves at the bottom.

Some tree terminology:

• root: the node at the top of the tree
• label: the value in a node, selected by the `label` function
• branches: a list of trees directly under the tree's root, selected by the `branches` function
• leaf: a tree with zero branches
• node: any location within the tree (e.g., root node, leaf nodes, etc.)

Our `tree` abstract data type consists of a root and a list of its `branches`. To create a tree and access its root value and branches, use the following constructor and selectors:

• Constructor

• `tree(label, branches=[])`: creates a tree object with the given `label` value at its root node and list of `branches`. Notice that the second argument to this constructor, `branches`, is optional - if you want to make a tree with no branches, leave this argument empty.
• Selectors

• `label(tree)`: returns the value in the root node of `tree`.
• `branches(tree)`: returns the list of branches of the given `tree`.
• Convenience function

• `is_leaf(tree)`: returns `True` if `tree`'s list of `branches` is empty, and `False` otherwise.

For example, the tree generated by

``````number_tree = tree(1,
[tree(2),
tree(3,
[tree(4),
tree(5)]),
tree(6,
[tree(7)])])``````

would look like this:

``````   1
/ | \
2  3  6
/ \  \
4   5  7``````

To extract the number `3` from this tree, which is the label of the root of its second branch, we would do this:

``label(branches(number_tree))``

The `print_tree` function prints out a tree in a human-readable form. The exact form follows the pattern illustrated above, where the root is unindented, and each of its branches is indented one level further.

``````def print_tree(t, indent=0):
"""Print a representation of this tree in which each node is
indented by two spaces times its depth from the root.

>>> print_tree(tree(1))
1
>>> print_tree(tree(1, [tree(2)]))
1
2
>>> numbers = tree(1, [tree(2), tree(3, [tree(4), tree(5)]), tree(6, [tree(7)])])
>>> print_tree(numbers)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
"""
print('  ' * indent + str(label(t)))
for b in branches(t):
print_tree(b, indent + 1)``````

# Required Questions

### Q1: Acorn Finder

The squirrels on campus need your help! There are a lot of trees on campus and the squirrels would like to know which ones contain acorns. Define the function `acorn_finder`, which takes in a tree and returns `True` if the tree contains a node with the value `'acorn'` and `False` otherwise.

``````def acorn_finder(t):
"""Returns True if t contains a node with the value 'acorn' and
False otherwise.

>>> scrat = tree('acorn')
>>> acorn_finder(scrat)
True
>>> sproul = tree('roots', [tree('branch1', [tree('leaf'), tree('acorn')]), tree('branch2')])
>>> acorn_finder(sproul)
True
>>> numbers = tree(1, [tree(2), tree(3, [tree(4), tree(5)]), tree(6, [tree(7)])])
>>> acorn_finder(numbers)
False
"""
if label(t) == 'acorn':
return True
for b in branches(t):
if acorn_finder(b):
return True
return False

# Alternative solution
def acorn_finder(t):
if label(t) == 'acorn':
return True
return True in [acorn_finder(b) for b in branches(t)]``````

Use Ok to test your code:

``python3 ok -q acorn_finder``

### Q2: Pruning Leaves

Define a function `prune_leaves` that given a tree `t` and a tuple of values `vals`, produces a version of `t` with all its leaves that are in `vals` removed. Do not attempt to try to remove non-leaf nodes and do not remove leaves that do not match any of the items in `vals`. Return `None` if pruning the tree results in there being no nodes left in the tree.

``````def prune_leaves(t, vals):
"""Return a modified copy of t with all leaves that have a label
that appears in vals removed.  Return None if the entire tree is
pruned away.

>>> t = tree(2)
>>> print(prune_leaves(t, (1, 2)))
None
>>> numbers = tree(1, [tree(2), tree(3, [tree(4), tree(5)]), tree(6, [tree(7)])])
>>> print_tree(numbers)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
>>> print_tree(prune_leaves(numbers, (3, 4, 6, 7)))
1
2
3
5
6
"""
if is_leaf(t) and (label(t) in vals):
return None
new_branches = []
for b in branches(t):
new_branch = prune_leaves(b, vals)
if new_branch:
new_branches += [new_branch]
return tree(label(t), new_branches)``````

Use Ok to test your code:

``python3 ok -q prune_leaves``

### Q3: Memory

Write a function that takes in a number `n` and returns a one-argument function. The returned function takes in a function that is used to update `n`. It prints the updated `n` value. (Note that this is different from a commentary function from hog since it doesn't return a new function)

``````def memory(n):
"""
>>> f = memory(10)
>>> f(lambda x: x * 2)
20
>>> f(lambda x: x - 7)
13
>>> f(lambda x: x > 5)
True
"""
def f(g):
nonlocal n
n = g(n)
print(n)
return f``````

Use Ok to test your code:

``python3 ok -q memory``

# Optional Questions

## Shakespeare and Dictionaries

We will use dictionaries to approximate the entire works of Shakespeare! We're going to use a bigram language model. Here's the idea: We start with some word -- we'll use "The" as an example. Then we look through all of the texts of Shakespeare and for every instance of "The" we record the word that follows "The" and add it to a list, known as the successors of "The". Now suppose we've done this for every word Shakespeare has used, ever.

Let's go back to "The". Now, we randomly choose a word from this list, say "cat". Then we look up the successors of "cat" and randomly choose a word from that list, and we continue this process. This eventually will terminate in a period (".") and we will have generated a Shakespearean sentence!

The object that we'll be looking things up in is called a "successor table", although really it's just a dictionary. The keys in this dictionary are words, and the values are lists of successors to those words.

### Q4: Successor Tables

Here's an incomplete definition of the `build_successors_table` function. The input is a list of words (corresponding to a Shakespearean text), and the output is a successors table. (By default, the first word is a successor to "."). See the example below.

Note: there are two places where you need to write code, denoted by the two `"*** YOUR CODE HERE ***"`

``````def build_successors_table(tokens):
"""Return a dictionary: keys are words; values are lists of successors.

>>> text = ['We', 'came', 'to', 'investigate', ',', 'catch', 'bad', 'guys', 'and', 'to', 'eat', 'pie', '.']
>>> table = build_successors_table(text)
>>> sorted(table)
[',', '.', 'We', 'and', 'bad', 'came', 'catch', 'eat', 'guys', 'investigate', 'pie', 'to']
>>> table['to']
['investigate', 'eat']
>>> table['pie']
['.']
>>> table['.']
['We']
"""
table = {}
prev = '.'
for word in tokens:
if prev not in table:
table[prev] = []        "*** YOUR CODE HERE ***"
table[prev] += [word]        prev = word
return table``````

Use Ok to test your code:

``python3 ok -q build_successors_table``

### Q5: Construct the Sentence

Let's generate some sentences! Suppose we're given a starting word. We can look up this word in our table to find its list of successors, and then randomly select a word from this list to be the next word in the sentence. Then we just repeat until we reach some ending punctuation.

Hint: to randomly select from a list, import the Python random library with `import random` and use the expression `random.choice(my_list)`

This might not be a bad time to play around with adding strings together as well. Let's fill in the `construct_sent` function!

``````def construct_sent(word, table):
"""Prints a random sentence starting with word, sampling from
table.

>>> table = {'Wow': ['!'], 'Sentences': ['are'], 'are': ['cool'], 'cool': ['.']}
>>> construct_sent('Wow', table)
'Wow!'
>>> construct_sent('Sentences', table)
'Sentences are cool.'
"""
import random
result = ''
while word not in ['.', '!', '?']:
result += word + ' '
word = random.choice(table[word])    return result.strip() + word``````

Use Ok to test your code:

``python3 ok -q construct_sent``

### Putting it all together

Great! Now let's try to run our functions with some actual data. The following snippet included in the skeleton code will return a list containing the words in all of the works of Shakespeare.

Warning: Do NOT try to print the return result of this function.

``````def shakespeare_tokens(path='shakespeare.txt', url='http://composingprograms.com/shakespeare.txt'):
"""Return the words of Shakespeare's plays as a list."""
import os
from urllib.request import urlopen
if os.path.exists(path):
else:
shakespeare = urlopen(url)

Uncomment the following two lines to run the above function and build the successors table from those tokens.

``````# Uncomment the following two lines
# tokens = shakespeare_tokens()
# table = build_successors_table(tokens)``````

Next, let's define a utility function that constructs sentences from this successors table:

``````>>> def sent():
...     return construct_sent('The', table)
>>> sent()
" The plebeians have done us must be news-cramm'd."

>>> sent()
" The ravish'd thee , with the mercy of beauty!"

>>> sent()
" The bird of Tunis , or two white and plucker down with better ; that's God's sake."``````

Notice that all the sentences start with the word "The". With a few modifications, we can make our sentences start with a random word. The following `random_sent` function (defined in your starter file) will do the trick:

``````def random_sent():
import random
return construct_sent(random.choice(table['.']), table)``````

Go ahead and load your file into Python (be sure to use the `-i` flag). You can now call the `random_sent` function to generate random Shakespearean sentences!

``````>>> random_sent()
' Long live by thy name , then , Dost thou more angel , good Master Deep-vow , And tak'st more ado but following her , my sight Of speaking false!'

>>> random_sent()
' Yes , why blame him , as is as I shall find a case , That plays at the public weal or the ghost.'``````

## More Trees Practice

### Q6: Sprout leaves

Define a function `sprout_leaves` that takes in a tree, `t`, and a list of values, `vals`. It produces a new tree that is identical to `t`, but where each old leaf node has new branches, one for each value in `vals`.

For example, say we have the tree `t = tree(1, [tree(2), tree(3, [tree(4)])])`:

``````  1
/ \
2   3
|
4``````

If we call `sprout_leaves(t, [5, 6])`, the result is the following tree:

``````       1
/   \
2     3
/ \    |
5   6   4
/ \
5   6``````
``````def sprout_leaves(t, vals):
"""Sprout new leaves containing the data in vals at each leaf in
the original tree t and return the resulting tree.

>>> t1 = tree(1, [tree(2), tree(3)])
>>> print_tree(t1)
1
2
3
>>> new1 = sprout_leaves(t1, [4, 5])
>>> print_tree(new1)
1
2
4
5
3
4
5

>>> t2 = tree(1, [tree(2, [tree(3)])])
>>> print_tree(t2)
1
2
3
>>> new2 = sprout_leaves(t2, [6, 1, 2])
>>> print_tree(new2)
1
2
3
6
1
2
"""
if is_leaf(t):
return tree(label(t), [tree(v) for v in vals])
return tree(label(t), [sprout_leaves(s, vals) for s in branches(t)])``````

Use Ok to test your code:

``python3 ok -q sprout_leaves``

Define the function `add_trees`, which takes in two trees and returns a new tree where each corresponding node from the first tree is added with the node from the second tree. If a node at any particular position is present in one tree but not the other, it should be present in the new tree as well.

Hint: You may want to use the built-in zip function to iterate over multiple sequences at once.

Note: If you feel that this one's a lot harder than the previous tree problems, that's totally fine! This is a pretty difficult problem, but you can do it! Talk about it with other students, and come back to it if you need to.

``````def add_trees(t1, t2):
"""
>>> numbers = tree(1,
...                [tree(2,
...                      [tree(3),
...                       tree(4)]),
...                 tree(5,
...                      [tree(6,
...                            [tree(7)]),
...                       tree(8)])])
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
5
4
5
>>> print_tree(add_trees(tree(2, [tree(3)]), tree(2, [tree(3), tree(4)])))
4
6
4
>>> print_tree(add_trees(tree(2, [tree(3, [tree(4), tree(5)])]), \
tree(2, [tree(3, [tree(4)]), tree(5)])))
4
6
8
5
5
"""
if not t1:
return t2
if not t2:
return t1
new_label = label(t1) + label(t2)
t1_children, t2_children = branches(t1), branches(t2)
length_t1, length_t2 = len(t1_children), len(t2_children)
if length_t1 < length_t2:
t1_children += [None for _ in range(length_t1, length_t2)]
elif len(t1_children) > len(t2_children):
t2_children += [None for _ in range(length_t2, length_t1)]
return tree(new_label, [add_trees(child1, child2) for child1, child2 in zip(t1_children, t2_children)])``````

Use Ok to test your code:

``python3 ok -q add_trees``