Creating or Editing an Algorithm
There are no formatting options for constants, conditions, and user-defined functions, since only variables can be inserted into questions, narratives, or matching groups. If you have a value that is a constant or condition and you want to display it, you will need to create it as a variable.TIP
In order to make your algorithms easy to understand or debug, you may want to include comments in your algorithm definitions. To add a comment, type the pound sign (#) followed by your comment in the Definition field.
- Create a new question, narrative, or matching group.
- Click Edit from the menu bar and select Algorithm Definitions.
The Edit Algorithm Definitions window opens.
- Click New to create a variable, constant, condition, or user-defined function.
Once an algorithm is created as a particular type: variable, constant, condition, or user-defined function, you will be unable to change the type.
- To add algorithms to an existing item, click Edit from the menu bar and select Algorithm Definitions, select the algorithm name and definition, and click Edit.