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14035Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 7:31 PM - Paul Raper
https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-63392
Wed, 06 May 2020 11:31:35 GMTby Paul Raper. <p><div class="no-overflow"><div class="text_to_html">A great plugin, such a shame if it is not maintained. <img class="icon emoticon" alt="sad" title="sad" src="https://moodle.org/theme/image.php/moodleorg/core/1620809043/s/sad"></div></div></p>https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-63392Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 11:23 AM - ali rosta
https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-57560
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 03:23:51 GMTby ali rosta. <p><div class="no-overflow"><div class="text_to_html">Dear Jean-Michel,<br><br>
Thanks for this great plugin. It's very useful for me. The only thing is that right now it's possible to have only one answer. Is it possible to have multiple answer boxes? thanks again.</div></div></p>https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-57560Sunday, February 4, 2018, 6:25 PM - Jean-Michel Védrine
https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-48067
Sun, 04 Feb 2018 10:25:37 GMTby Jean-Michel Védrine. <p><div class="no-overflow"><div class="text_to_html">I am about to release a new version of the algebra question type with a change in the display during question attempt, there is now a setting in Administration to choose between 2 methods to display the formula : the old one with a button and the formula displayed in an iframe, and a new method without any button where the formula is updated dynamically when the student type an answer (MathJax filter required). As the old method is still here and is the default, nothing will change when you upgrade but you can try the new display if you want.</div></div></p>https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-48067Friday, December 22, 2017, 11:40 PM - Camille Carlier
https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-47326
Fri, 22 Dec 2017 15:40:36 GMTby Camille Carlier. <p><div class="no-overflow"><div class="text_to_html">Hi Jean-Michel,<br>
Thank you very much for your intervention despite you have retired. All work just fine now.<br>
Happy holidays<br>
--<br>
Camille</div></div></p>https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-47326Sunday, December 17, 2017, 9:19 PM - Jean-Michel Védrine
https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-47235
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:19:11 GMTby Jean-Michel Védrine. <p><div class="no-overflow"><div class="text_to_html">Hello to all,<br>
Despite been retired I was puzzled by the bug reported by Camille Carlier. So I decided to fix it.<br>
I will release a new version that will fix this bug, and also the problem related to deprecated constructors names and the problem about undefined property $_sign.<br>
But please don't take this as a commitment to further maintain that plugin <img class="icon emoticon" alt="wink" title="wink" src="https://moodle.org/theme/image.php/moodleorg/core/1620809043/s/wink"></div></div></p>https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-47235Saturday, December 16, 2017, 4:33 AM - Camille Carlier
https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-47218
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:33:05 GMTby Camille Carlier. <p><div class="no-overflow"><div class="text_to_html">Hi,<br><br>
I just wanted to report a bug to the new or future maintainer.<br><br>
I noticed that we cannot accede the statistics of any test including algebra questions. Indeed, once a student have typed a formula to answer an algebra question, the statistics page will turn white (such as the bug report). This occurs even if the students make no syntactic mistake. On the contrary, if all the students type "0" instead of the formulas, the statistics will normally be displayed.<br><br>
The problem may be due to the fact we are using a 3.3 version of Moodle and the algebra plugin we installed is made for 2.8, 2.9 and 3.0 versions of Moodle (but except for the statistics, it works perfectly with our 3.3 version). <br><br>
Anyway, I just wanted to report.<br><br>
Regards <br>
--<br>
Camille</div></div></p>https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-47218Friday, September 15, 2017, 7:55 PM - Jean-Michel Védrine
https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-45201
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:55:22 GMTby Jean-Michel Védrine. <p><div class="no-overflow"><div class="text_to_html">Hello,<br>
I am now retired and I stopped all Moodle activities. This plugin is now seeking for a new maintainer.</div></div></p>https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-45201Friday, September 15, 2017, 3:28 PM - Peter Willendrup
https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-45196
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:28:55 GMTby Peter Willendrup. <p><div class="no-overflow"><div class="text_to_html">Dear Jean-Michel,<br><br>
Is there any chance qtype_algebra will receive an update to support recent moodle versions like 3.3? <br><br>
In my php7/moodle3.3 installation i get lots of warnings in my webserver log about PHP deprecation issues, plus periodic 502's, especially checking answers or "trying again"...</div></div></p>https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-45196Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 1:58 AM - Peter March
https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-42781
Tue, 16 May 2017 17:58:24 GMTby Peter March. <p><div class="no-overflow"><div class="text_to_html">algebra class has always been an issue for my kids; they are currently practicing with this algebra tutor <a href="https://www.studypug.com/algebra-help" class="_blanktarget" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">https://www.studypug.com/algebra-help</a> - but I want to give your tool a shot. thanks for your work.</div></div></p>https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-42781Monday, March 13, 2017, 5:12 PM - Ger Tielemans
https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-41431
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:12:07 GMTby Ger Tielemans. <p><div class="no-overflow"><div class="text_to_html">Moodle 3.2.2:<br>
Deprecated: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; qtype_algebra_parser_term has a deprecated constructor in <br>
..\server\moodle\question\type\algebra\parser.php on line 53</div></div></p>https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-41431Friday, March 10, 2017, 2:43 AM - Bernhard Piazzi
https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-41383
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:43:51 GMTby Bernhard Piazzi. <p><div class="no-overflow"><div class="text_to_html">Hello!<br><br>
I would like to get my students to answer the question with a simplified answer. The easiest way would be to limit the length of their answer. Is there a way to do this?<br><br>
Bernhard</div></div></p>https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-41383Sunday, January 22, 2017, 6:51 PM - Jürg Hoerner
https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-40426
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 10:51:14 GMTby Jürg Hoerner. <p><div class="no-overflow"><div class="text_to_html">With debug on, this message appears: <br>
Deprecated: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; qtype_algebra_parser_term has a deprecated constructor in ....... /question/type/algebra/parser.php on line 53<br></div></div></p>https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-40426Saturday, September 10, 2016, 12:00 AM - sophie CASANOVA
https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-38028
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 16:00:35 GMTby sophie CASANOVA. <p><div class="no-overflow"><div class="text_to_html">Dear all, <br>
a friend helped me with the above problem <br>
(Notice: Undefined property: qtype_algebra_parser_bracket::$_sign in /var/www/moodle-3.1.1plus/question/type/algebra/parser.php on line 896" (or sometimes "line 1339"))<br>
I'll try to translate the solution:<br><br>
A variable was not initialized ($_sign) in the constructor of the class qtype_algebra_parser_bracket.<br>
To correct this you have to modify the file : question/type/algebra/parser.php (line 1309) and add an initializing line :<br><br>
function qtype_algebra_parser_bracket($text) {<br>
parent::qtype_algebra_parser_term(self::NARGS,self::$formats[$text],$text);<br>
$this->_sign=''; // line added<br>
$this->_open=$text;<br><br>
I hope it helps if you come accross the same problem.<br>
Sophie</div></div></p>https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-38028Friday, September 2, 2016, 4:06 PM - sophie CASANOVA
https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-37929
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 08:06:38 GMTby sophie CASANOVA. <p><div class="no-overflow"><div class="text_to_html">Dear all,<br><br>
Since the upgrade to moodle 3,0 , we get the same error message as Bernhard Piazzi (above) so that most algebra questions won't work any more on our site:<br><br>
As soon as there is a parenthesis in the answer of the student (example 8*(4x−3) ) we get this error message:<br><br>
"Notice: Undefined property: qtype_algebra_parser_bracket::$_sign in /var/www/moodle-3.1.1plus/question/type/algebra/parser.php on line 896" (or sometimes "line 1339")<br><br>
If somebody came accross this same problem and were able to solve it, could you please help me ?<br><br>
We have no moodle developper on our site and without your help our hundreds of algebra questions are just going to get lost !<br><br>
Many thanks in advance!<br><br>
Sophie </div></div></p>https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-37929Monday, April 11, 2016, 1:06 AM - Bernhard Piazzi
https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-35176
Sun, 10 Apr 2016 17:06:54 GMTby Bernhard Piazzi. <p><div class="no-overflow"><div class="text_to_html">Hello!<br><br>
Thanks for your great plugin! I sometimes get the following error displayed:<br><br>
Notice: Undefined property: qtype_algebra_parser_bracket::$_sign in /path_to_moodle/question/type/algebra/parser.php on line 896 Notice: Undefined property: qtype_algebra_parser_bracket::$_sign in /path_to_moodle/question/type/algebra/parser.php on line 1339 Notice: Undefined property: qtype_algebra_parser_bracket::$_sign in /path_to_moodle/question/type/algebra/parser.php on line 896 Notice: Undefined property: qtype_algebra_parser_bracket::$_sign in /path_to_moodle/question/type/algebra/parser.php on line 1339 <br><br>
We use Moodle 3.0.2<br><br>
Any suggestions?<br><br>
Dear,<br>
Berni</div></div></p>https://moodle.org/plugins/qtype_algebra#comment-35176