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Automatic generation of simple (statistical) exams

By Bettina Grün and Achim Zeileis


Package exams provides a framework for automatic generation of simple (statistical) exams. To employ the tools, users just need to supply a pool of exercises and a master file controlling the layout of the final PDF document. The exercises are specified in separate Sweave files (containing R code for data generation and LaTeX code for problem and solution description) and the master file is a LaTeX document with some additional control commands. This paper gives an overview on the main design aims and principles as well as strategies for adaptation and extension. Hands-on illustrations - based on example exercises and control files provided in the package - are presented to get new users started easily. (author´s abstract)Series: Research Report Series / Department of Statistics and Mathematic

Topics: exams / multiple choice / arithmetic problems / Sweave / LaTeX / R
Publisher: Department of Statistics and Mathematics, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
Year: 2008
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