Programming Taskbook



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1100 training tasks on programming

©  M. E. Abramyan (Southern Federal University, Shenzhen MSU-BIT University), 1998–2024


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Certificate of official registration of computer program system Programming Taskbook 4

Download the Programming Taskbook Complete Edition (ver. 4.24 in English and Russian)

Download the Programming Taskbook Mini Edition (ver. 4.24 in English and Russian)


Programming Taskbook is intended to be used while learning programming languages such as Pascal, C, C++, C#, Visual Basic .NET, F#, Python, Java, Ruby, Julia. It contains 1100 learning tasks that cover almost all sections of a basic programming curriculum—beginning with scalar types and control statements to complicated data structures and recursive algorithms.

Programming Taskbook version 4.24 has been implemented for use in the following programming environments:

Starting with version 4.21, you can use both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the JDK for Java environments; for Python environments, you can use both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Python interpreter.

Programming Taskbook is also a part of the PascalABC.NET programming system developed by Prof. S.S.Mikhalkovich (

Starting with version 4.12 the Programming Taskbook for MPI—problem book on parallel MPI programming—is available in Russian and English.

Starting with version 4.17 the Programming Taskbook for MPI-2—problem book on parallel MPI-2 programming—is available in Russian and English.

The learning options listed below are supported by Programming Taskbook:

  • display the task text and corresponding data on screen;
  • display correct results for each task;
  • subroutines for initial data input and results output;
  • additional control of input-output operations;
  • automatic correctness checking of results computed by student's program;
  • storing running program data into a special log file (file of results);
  • complete register of solved task as result of a series of successful test program runnings.

Programming Taskbook sufficiently facilitates educational task execution. It is due to it performs automatically standard input-output operations unlike manual coding. Its advantage is especially obvious when performing processing of arrays, strings, files, and dynamic data structures. Submitting ready input data to students, Programming Taskbook directs their efforts to the development and program implementation of the algorithm of the task solving; and the variety of input data submitted by Programming Taskbook provides the effective testing of the offered algorithm.

Programming Taskbook 4 is officially registered in the Software Register of Russian Federation on April, 28th, 2007 (the certificate No. 2007611815).

Development of English version of Programming Taskbook 4 has been supported by European Consortium of Innovative Universities as a part of the joint Russian-German project "Supporting Assessment of Program Assignments" (SAPA) in 2006-2007.

Additional tools

The Programming Taskbook package contains the following tools:

  • PT4Setup allows you to register a complete version of the Programming Taskbook and configure the associated programming environments and working directories;
  • PT4Demo shows all tasks of Programming Taskbook in demo mode;
  • PT4Load launches a chosen environment and loads a template for solving a selected task in this environment;
  • PT4Results shows information about the process of solving tasks; this information contains in the results.dat file;
  • PT4Panel provides a quick launch of the help system and all the Programming Taskbook tools for any working directory.

These tools are available from the Programming Taskbook menu "Start | Programs | Programming Taskbook 4". The shortcuts of these tools are created automatically in any working directory. Starting with version 4.11, the PT4Results tool is available directly from the Programming Taskbook window. The PT4Panel tool was added in version 4.22.

Programming Taskbook Mini Edition

Programming Taskbook Complete Edition (PT4Complete) requires registration; after the registration all of 1100 tasks are available for solving. Programming Taskbook Mini Edition (PT4Mini) is a freeware; it contains 270 tasks that are available for solving. The tasks included in the Mini Edition are marked by the symbol "°". All these tasks are also available for solving in unregistered version of PT4Complete. All tasks that are available for solving in PT4Mini are listed below:

Begin1–Begin40, Integer1–Integer30, Boolean1–Boolean40, If4, If6, If8, If12, If22, If26, Case2, Case4, Case9–Case10, Case18, For5, For12–For13, For15–For16, For19–For20, For33, For36, While1–While2, While4, While7, While11–While12, While22–While23, Series1, Series15–Series17, Series19, Series21, Series30, Proc4 (Func25), Proc8 (Func29), Proc10 (Func31), Proc20–Proc21 (Func5–Func6), Proc25 (Func10), Proc40 (Func40), Minmax1, Minmax6, Minmax12, Minmax19, Minmax22, Array4, Array7, Array16, Array32, Array47, Array54, Array63, Array71, Array79, Array89, Array92, Array108, Array112, Array116, Array134, Matrix7, Matrix24, Matrix36, Matrix53, Matrix74, Matrix82, Matrix88, Matrix100, String9–String10, String19, String29, String41, String44, String63, String70, File2, File10, File25, File27, File41, File43, File48, File50, File58, File61, File63, File67, File74, Text1, Text4, Text16, Text21, Text24, Text34, Text38, Text42, Text44, Text57, Param1, Param17, Param30, Param40, Param49, Param53, Param59–Param61, Recur1, Recur4–Recur5, Recur10, Recur14–Recur18, Recur21, Recur25, Recur27, Dynamic2–Dynamic3, Dynamic5, Dynamic8–Dynamic12, Dynamic25, Dynamic30, Dynamic49, Dynamic55, Dynamic59, Dynamic63, Dynamic70, Dynamic74, Dynamic78, Tree2, Tree6, Tree9, Tree12–Tree13, Tree32, Tree34, Tree40, Tree47, Tree49, Tree53, Tree59, Tree65, Tree70, Tree74–Tree76, Tree79, Tree86, Tree92.




Designed by
M. E. Abramyan and V. N. Braguilevsky

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