# Articles by R/exams

### CRAN Release of R/exams 2.3-1

May 13, 2018 |

New minor release of the R/exams package to CRAN, containing a wide range of smaller improvements and bug fixes. Notable new features include a dedicated OpenOLAT interface, and a convenience function facilitating the use of TikZ-based graphics. Version 2.3-1 of the one-for-all exams generator R/exams has been published ... [Read more...]

### automaton: Interpretation of Automaton Diagrams (Using TikZ)

May 12, 2018 |

Exercise template for assessing the interpretation of an automaton diagram (drawn with TikZ) based on randomly generated input sequences. Name: automaton Type: mchoice Related: logic Description: An automaton diagram with four states A-D is drawn with TikZ and is to be interpreted, where A is always the initial state and ... [Read more...]

### logic: Interpretation of Logic Gates (Using TikZ)

May 12, 2018 |

Exercise template for matching logic gate diagrams (drawn with TikZ) to the corresponding truth table. Name: logic Type: schoice Related: automaton Description: Gate diagrams for three logical operators (sampled from: and, or, xor, nand, nor) are drawn with TikZ and have to be matched to a truth table for another ... [Read more...]

### Dynamic Online Tests with Blackboard and R/exams

April 15, 2018 |

Step-by-step guide to generating, importing, and conducting online tests and quizzes generated by exams2blackboard() in R/exams. Online tests and quizzes conducted in learning management systems are a highly useful tool for students to practice course and materials and for teachers to monitor the progress students make while working ... [Read more...]

### Using R/exams for Short Exams during a Statistics Course

February 27, 2018 |

Experiences with using R/exams for multiple automated and randomized exams in an applied statistics course for environmental scientists at Universität Koblenz-Landau. Guest post by Ralf B. Schäfer (Universität Koble... [Read more...]

### Written R/exams around the World

January 7, 2018 |

How to internationalize exams2nops() by adding support for new natural languages in written R/exams (that can be automatically scanned and evaluated). Idea In addition to completely customizable PDF output, R/exams provides a standardized format called “NOPS” for written exams with multiple-choice (and/or single-choice) exercises that can ... [Read more...]

### R/exams for Blended Learning in a Mathematics 101 Course

November 6, 2017 |

Overview of how R/exams is used to assist learning, feedback, and assessment in a large introductory mathematics course at Universität Innsbruck. Motivation Many statisticians regularly teach large lecture courses on... [Read more...]

### From Static to Numeric to Single-Choice Exercises in R/exams

October 6, 2017 |

Idea Our colleagues over at the economics department became interested in using R/exams for generating large-scale exams in their introductory economics courses. However, they face the challenge that so far they had been writing static exercises and modified them by hand if they wanted to reuse them in a ... [Read more...]

### Welcome to R/exams

September 22, 2017 |

Welcome everybody, we are proud to introduce the brand new web page and blog http://www.R-exams.org/. This provides a central access point for the open-source software “exams” implemented in the R system for statistical computing. R/exams is a one-... [Read more...]

### Written Multiple-Choice Exams with R/exams

September 17, 2017 |

Create exam The first step in conducting a written exam with multiple-choice (and/or single-choice) exercises in R/exams' NOPS format is to create the exam in PDF format. First, we load the R exams package and then simply create a list of exercise file names. library("exams") myexam [Read more...]

### First Steps

September 9, 2017 |

Overview The basic idea of R/exams is to have a one-for-all exams generator where each exercise is a standalone file, so that the same exercise can be rendered easily into a variety output formats such as e-learning systems or written exams. To reduce the risk of cheating, R/exams ... [Read more...]

### Installing R/exams

September 8, 2017 |

1. R The R/exams system is an extension for the R system for statistical computing and hence the first installation step is the base R system. Windows and (Mac) OS X: Go to https://CRAN.R-project.org/, the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN).... [Read more...]

### scatterplot: Interpretation of a Scatterplot

August 13, 2017 |

Name: scatterplot Type: mchoice Description: Scatterplot in an (x, y) regression setup needs to be interpreted regarding location/spread of the marginal distributions, the correlation in the joint distribution, and the corresponding regression slope. Data are drawn randomly from a suitable data-generating process so that each multiple-choice item is either ... [Read more...]

### ttest: Interpretation of 2-Sample t Test

August 13, 2017 |

Name: ttest Type: mchoice Description: Results of a 2-sample t.test() in R need to be interpreted regarding significance, type of alternative, and comparison of the underlying empirical means. Solution feedback: Yes Randomization: Random numbers, text blocks, and R output Mathematical notation: Yes Verbatim R input/output: Yes Images: No ... [Read more...]

### switzerland: Knowledge Quiz Question about Switzerland

August 13, 2017 |

Name: switzerland Type: mchoice Related: swisscapital Description: Knowledge quiz question (about Switzerland) with 2 correct and 3 false alternatives which are shuffled randomly in each version of the exercise. Solution feedback: Yes Randomization: Shuffling Mathematical notation: No Verbatim R input/output: No Images: No Other supplements: No Template: switzerland.Rnw switzerland.Rmd ... [Read more...]

### tstat2: 1-Sample t-Test Statistic (Single-Choice)

August 13, 2017 |

Name: tstat2 Type: schoice Related: tstat Description: Computing the 1-sample t-test statistic from randomly-drawn hypothesized mean, sample size, and empirical mean and variance. The correct answer has to be selected from five choice items which have been added to the numeric version of the exercise linked above. Solution feedback: Yes ... [Read more...]

### swisscapital: Knowledge Quiz Question about the Swiss Capital

August 13, 2017 |

Name: swisscapital Type: schoice Related: switzerland Description: Knowledge quiz question (about the Swiss capital) with 1 correct and 6 false alternative. 4 out of the 6 false alternatives are sampled randomly and shuffled. Solution feedback: Yes Randomization: Shuffling (4 out of 6 false alternatives) Mathematical notation: No Verbatim R input/output: No Images: No Other supplements: ... [Read more...]

### tstat: 1-Sample t-Test Statistic

August 13, 2017 |

Name: tstat Type: num Related: tstat2 Description: Computing the 1-sample t-test statistic from randomly-drawn hypothesized mean, sample size, and empirical mean and variance. Solution feedback: Yes Randomization: Random numbers Mathematical notation: Yes Verbatim R input/output: No Images: No Other supplements: No Template: tstat.Rnw tstat.Rmd Raw: (1 random version) ... [Read more...]
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