Hi @ktpanderson ,
Sorry to hear your students are having a frustrating experience.
I took a quick look and it seems the quality of the dataset is dependent on the source it’s pulled from. In the case of the NCAA dataset, CFB DataWarehouse (whoever they are) for some reason decided to format their enrollment as text. Weirdly, the code.org documentation states it’s formatted as a number (it’s not).
I haven’t worked with these datasets much, but I did some cursory research and it’s plausible to create another column with the text values converted to numbers, it’s a bit of a stretch considering the scope of the course (doable, but multiple steps, including the use of functions not in the course) - at least the way I’m thinking of doing it.
Not sure if this is for the Create PT, but if so, unfortunately you can’t help students troubleshoot the code, but you can remind them that they’re allowed to modify their program purpose/features.
The Top 200 songs dataset appears to update daily:
Can you clarify why the dataset being updated poses a problem for the students?