Better Informatics - Files

BETTER INFORMATICS

Click here to join or view the Drive. Do not convert PDFs to a Google Doc, leave them as PDF files.

Click here to leave the Drive.

Where is my course?

Each course is put in a folder with the year that Informatics lists the course to be run for. You can view all courses and their associated years at course.inf.ed.ac.uk.

Sharing

When you share a link (see types of links below), only people who are added to the Better Informatics Team Drive have access.

Type Example URL
Folders https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0AIKEqWfeWuQQUk9PVA
Files https://docs.google.com/document/d/1W1xVJs_RvV3KBbk1bKjsDvYUyUitER4jVbuae-nUFx8/edit

If you share one of the above links directly, users without access will be presented with the below interface:

Google Drive request access

This is bad! There is an automated system to add users to the Team Drive.

You can just click the join team drive link at the top, and this will just prompt you to log in and associate your Informatics DICE account (to prove you’re an inf student) with a Google account (to use Google Drive).

If you would like to directly send a link to someone in a group chat… copy the bolded bit in the URLs above and paste it in the section indicated below by ID_HERE:

https://betterinformatics.com/drive?next=ID_HERE

For example, the following URL https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0AIKEqWfeWuQQUk9PVA would produce https://betterinformatics.com/drive?next=0AIKEqWfeWuQQUk9PVA.

(todo: replace these annoying instructions with a little edit box that auto-converts it for you)

Statistics

As of 2020-02-04 we had 2025 users registered on our Google Drive. We may have had more registrations, but that’s the number of people who hadn’t removed themselves from the drive at the time. On this day we reset the entire list and requested people to rejoin. This is so that they change this setting.

Thank you

Thank you to all these contributors for contributing to the website. And many more who have contributed to the Team Drive.

Thank you to TARDIS for hosting this website. And thanks to for hosting files.

General handbook Edit on GitHub

don’t stress yourself out too much, first year doesn’t count towards your degree

General guide, mailing list archives Edit on GitHub

General Edit on GitHub

General Edit on GitHub

General Edit on GitHub

Honours Project | drps, info Edit on GitHub

Binding

You do not need to get your thesis bound for submission. However you may want a nice printed copy of your thesis as a record of your hard work or it makes a nice gift for your parents. The University Printing Services will hardback bind your thesis with gold foil lettering on the spine for £19 + 0.05(# b&w pages) + 0.4(# colour pages).

Formatting your thesis for binding:

If you have done a two-part MInf, it is preferable to have both parts of your MInf in the same book. The best way to do this is to duplicate one of your parts and copy the Introduction to your Conclusion of the other one into it. You will most likely need to fix a bunch of errors with bibliography entries needing to be copied over or adding \usepackage statements. Then you can add \part{Title of Part 1} and \part{Title of Part 2} before each respective part so that the table of contents is formatted properly. You will then need to think of a new title for the project as a whole for the \title{} and merge the abstracts and acknowledgement sections.

ADS - Algorithms and Data Structures | drps, info, papers December exam Edit on GitHub

AFDS Edit on GitHub

AR - Automated Reasoning | drps, info, papers April/May exam Edit on GitHub

AV Edit on GitHub

BIO2 Edit on GitHub

2014

CARD - Computer Architecture and Design | drps, info, papers December exam Edit on GitHub

CAV Edit on GitHub

CCS - Computational Cognitive Science | drps, info, papers April/May exam Edit on GitHub

CN Edit on GitHub

COMN - Computer Communications and Networks | drps, info Edit on GitHub

COPT Edit on GitHub

DAPA Edit on GitHub

The course textbook (“Introduction to Parallel Computing”) is available online on Safari, for free. You have to log in with your university credentials.

DME Edit on GitHub

The discussion of papers on http://nb.mit.edu

2015 Paper Discussions Here

DS Edit on GitHub

May 2014, May 2013, May 2012 April 2011

Aggregated solutions to questions from 2009-2012 combined here

We’ve started some notes on the course content, they can be found here.

Tree mapping to the slides here.

Discrete Math and Probability drps, drive | drps, info, papers December exam Edit on GitHub

DMMR and PwA has been merged to form this new course, DMP is now solely based on coursework but you can find information about past papers here.

Online (flipped-classroom) version of this course. 10x better than the lectures.

Exam type: 100% Coursework.

Discrete Mathematics:

Probablity

E-learning Edit on GitHub

EPL - Elements of Programming Languages | drps, info, papers April/May exam Edit on GitHub

EXC - Extreme Computing | drps, info, papers December exam Edit on GitHub

HCI - Human Computer Interaction | drps, info Edit on GitHub

IAML - Introductory Applied Machine Learning Edit on GitHub

IAR Edit on GitHub

May 2013, May 2012, May 2011, May 2010

Revision notes 2014 - collective effort

Revision notes

IDB - Introduction to Databases | drps, info, papers December exam Edit on GitHub

Previously named Database Systems (DBS)

ILP - Informatics Large Practical learn | drps, info Edit on GitHub

INF1A - Functional Programming | drps, info Edit on GitHub

INF1A - Logic | drps, info Edit on GitHub

INF2-FDS - Foundations of Data Science | drps, info Edit on GitHub

(New course: Details are sparse. Please contribute!)

50% coursework, 50% exam.

INF2-IADS - Intro to Algorithms and Data Structures | drps, info, papers April/May exam Edit on GitHub

INF2B - Learning Edit on GitHub

75% closed book exam, 25% across two courseworks. Pass: 40% overall.

coursework

INF2C - Computer Systems | drps, info, papers December exam Edit on GitHub

ITCS - Introduction to Theoretical Computer Science | drps, info, papers December exam Edit on GitHub

IVR - Introduction to Vision and Robotics Edit on GitHub

Introduction to Linear Algebra drps Edit on GitHub

the maths exams are open book, so take in past paper solutions (with an index) as they reuse questions a lot. they might not necessarily be the same, but they’ll likely be close enough to give you a hand

Jobs Edit on GitHub

MLP - Machine Learning Practical | drps, info Edit on GitHub

MLPR | drps, info, papers December exam Edit on GitHub

MT Edit on GitHub

NIP Edit on GitHub

NLU Edit on GitHub

PA Edit on GitHub

PI - Professional Issues | drps, info Edit on GitHub

PM Edit on GitHub

May 2014, May 2013, May 2012, May 2011, May 2010

RC Edit on GitHub

SAPM Edit on GitHub

SP - Secure Programming | drps, info, papers December exam Edit on GitHub

SP - Speech Processing Edit on GitHub

Answers to multiple choice for past papers here.

ST - Software Testing | drps, info Edit on GitHub

Self Care Edit on GitHub

TTDS - Text Technologies in Data Science | drps, info, papers April/May exam Edit on GitHub

Called Text Technologies (TTS) until 2015

Crowdsourced solutions

There are some “hidden” formulas about LSH error probabilities in the lectures.

An overall studyguide for TTS 2013-2014: all lecture slides summarized added things from notabene, said in lecture, and just figured out by Sophia.

Topic history

* means that this has ALL THREE OPTIONAL QUESTIONS

Exam Question 1 Question 2 Question 3
2019 May Knowledge Retrieval Models & Web IR Evaluation
2018 May* Knowledge Retrieval Models IR Evaluation & PageRank
2017 December* Knowledge Retrieval Models IR Evaluation
2015 May* Retrieval Models Evaluation PageRank & HITS

Technical Edit on GitHub

Send feedback on Discord