Due: At the start of class on Thursday, September 1. Please turn in a hard copy.
Question 1 Download the data
fertilizer_2000.RData from the course website to answer
this question (there is also a description file on the course
How many observations does this data contain?
Data about what country is provided in the 21st row?
What is the average per capita GDP across all countries in the data?
What is the average precipitation among countries that have higher than average per capita GDP?
Question 2 The Fibonacci sequence is the sequence of numbers \(0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,\ldots\) that comes from starting with \(0\) and \(1\) and where each subsequent number is the sum of the previous two. For example, the 5 in the sequence comes from adding 2 and 3; the 55 in the sequence comes from adding 21 and 34.
Write a function called
fibonacci that takes in a
n and computes the nth element in the Fibonacci
sequence. For example
fibonacci(5) should return
fibonacci(8) should return
13. Use your function to compute the 16th element of the
Consider an alternative sequence where, starting with the third
element, each element is computed as the sum of the previous two
elements (the same as with the Fibonacci sequence) but where the first
two elements can be arbitrary. Write a function
a is the first element in
b is the second element in the sequence, and
n is which element in the sequence to return. For example,
if \(a=3\) and \(b=7\), then the sequence would be \(3,7,10,17,27,44,71,\ldots\) and
alt_seq(a=3,b=7,n=4) = 17. Use your function to compute the
16th element of the this alternative sequence for \(a=5\) and \(b=9\).