If you have a timetable clash and need to change your Inf1-DA tutorial group, or don’t even have a group at all yet, then please contact me directly.
Do not contact Gregor — he will only redirect you to me. I’m batching up changes to keep the groups balanced, and he won’t make one-off changes without my approval.
You are welcome to speak to me after lectures. That can be quite busy, though, so you may find it easier to do by email:
- Send an email to me, Ian.Stark@ed.ac.uk
- Send it from your university email address (remember, that’s @sms.ed.ac.uk not @ed.ac.uk)
- If you have already been assigned a group, then say why you are unable to attend it (clash with Philosophy Lecture; need to collect child from nursery; etc.)
- Give a list of all the times you cannot attend an Inf1-DA tutorial, out of Monday 9, 10, 11, 13, 15; Tuesday 9, 10, 13, 15, 16; and Wednesday 9, 11.
I shall then work out suitable changes to ensure all students can attend their tutorials.
- Send me your name and the name of someone else willing to exchange tutorial groups with you.
This one I should always be able to do.
Link: Current tutorial allocations for Inf1-DA
Friday’s lecture started on the basics of Entity-Relationship Modelling and in particular the graphical language of ER diagrams. This plays an important role in planning and structuring databases, bridging the gap between informal conceptual design and the logical precision required for machine implementation.
Continue reading Lecture 2: Entities and Relationships
I’ve just sent round an email containing the book chapter I was unable to distribute at Friday’s lecture. The email subject line is “Inf1-DA reading homework” — please contact me Ian.Stark@ed.ac.uk if you have not received a copy.
This version omits the answers to the in-lecture questions; I’ll update it after the lecture has happened.
Link: Slides for Lecture 2: Entities and Relationships
Tuesday’s opening lecture for the course presented a general overview of the topics in Inf1-DA, some of the motivations behind them, and information about practical arrangements. You can read all this in the slides which are also available by clicking on the title slide image to the right.
Continue reading Lecture 1: Introduction
The first-year course Informatics 1: Data & Analysis (Inf1-DA) starts today. If you are interested in following the course then please come to the opening lecture.
||Tuesday 12 January 2016
||Appleton Tower Lecture Theatre 4
Links: Appleton Tower (Map), Lecture Theatre 4