These pages are for the 2015/16 session of this course.

Link: Current course website

Welcome to the course website for Informatics 1: Data & Analysis (Inf1-DA)

This is a taught course at the University of Edinburgh suitable for first-year undergraduate students (SCQF level 8). The course provides an introduction to representing and interpreting data from areas across Informatics; treating in particular structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data models. For further details see the course portal page and catalogue entry.

The course lecturer is Ian Stark and these pages describe the course as run through Semester 2, January–March 2016. Please email Ian.Stark@ed.ac.uk if you have any comments or additions for the web pages.


The background images on this website are from EPCC, the national supercomputing facility based at the University of Edinburgh. EPCC hosts several high-performance computing systems such as the ARCHER Cray XC machine and the DiRAC BlueGene/Q. These supercomputers are matched with the high-capacity (70PB) robust storage of the UK Research Data Facility, also hosted at Edinburgh.


Edinburgh’s ARCHER Cray XC is the primary UK research supercomputer


Inf1-DA 2015–2016