This course provides a gradual but in-depth introduction to imperative programming using the C programming language. It is intended for students who are not taking Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence as part of their degree. Our lectures (2 a week) are backed up with a scripted (and supervised) two-hour Lab and a one-hour tutorial, every week. The assessment will be based on a 3-hour online programming exam in December (worth 90%) and one coursework due in week 9 (10%).
The Year Organizer, who is the person who grants extensions, is Paul Anderson.
The class reps for 2016/17 are on this restricted page.
CP/CPMT is taught in semester 1. It is taught as a combination of two Lectures:
We are not currently maintaining the list of Lab allocations, as we have enough space for students to turn up to whichever lab suits them.
It also includes a 1-hour Tutorial (from week 3 onwards).
Tutorial allocations are at this page.
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You can change your Tutorial allocation (if there is room) at student.inf.ed.ac.uk.
Problems with Lab/Tutorial allocations should be sent to Rob Armitage (email@example.com).
We will keep a log of our lectures, and the collection of log entries will be maintained here. Individual log entries (once written) will be available as direct links from the lecture titles in the schedule below.
|Meeting||Day||Date||Who||Where||Title||Slides & Handouts||Code|
|1.||Monday||19 Sept||JCB/KH/MM||AT.LT3||Introduction to CP (log)||sl1, sl1x4||hello.c|
|2.||Tuesday||20 Sept||JCB||DHT.LHA.||Imperative programming, operations, errors (log)||sl2, sl2x4|
|Lab 1||Thur22/Mon26/Tues27||FH 3.D02||Intro to the DICE Environment (log)||lab1.pdf, lab1-2up.pdf, fwunixref.pdf, emacs.pdf|
|3.||Monday||26 Sept||JCB||AT.LT3||Variables and ints (log)||sl3, sl3x4||square.c, max.c|
|4.||Tuesday||27 Sept||JCB||DHT.LHA||Arithmetic operations, int, float, double (log)||sl4, sl4x4||floats.c, quadratic.c|
|Lab 2||Thur29/Mon3/Tues4||FH 3.D02||Simple arithmetic problems (log)||lab2.pdf, lab2-2up.pdf|
|Tutorial||Tutor||week 3 sheet||tutwk3.pdf t3sol.txt||tutw3b.c, tutw3c.c|
|5.||Monday||3 Oct||JCB||AT.LT3||arithmetic, if-statement(cont.) (log)||sl5, sl5x4||quadratic.c, quadratic2.c|
|6.||Tuesday||4 Oct||JCB||DHT.LHA||iteration: for and while (log)||sl6, sl6x4||table.c, fib.c, fib-for.c, lect6code.tar|
|Lab 3||Thur6/Mon10/Tues11||FH 3.D02||Programming, with some iteration (log)||lab3.pdf, lab3-2up.pdf|
|Tutorial||Tutor||week 4 sheet (log)||tutwk4.pdf tutsoln4.pdf||week4sol.tar|
|7.||Monday||10 Oct||KH||AT.LT3||Functions (log)||sl7, sl7x4||days.c days2.c|
|8.||Tuesday||11 Oct||KH||DHT.LHA||Functions 2 (log)||sl8, sl8x4||global.c, scope2.c|
|Lab 4||Thur13/Mon17/Tues18||FH 3.D02||Simple Graphics with descartes (log)||lab4.pdf, lab4-2up.pdf||lab4 files|
|Tutorial||Tutor||week 5 sheet||tutwk5.pdf tutsoln5.pdf||week5sol.tar|
|9.||Monday||17 Oct||MM||AT.LT3||Arrays (log)||sl9, sl9x4||fib-arr.c, whatday3.c, swap.c|
|10.||Tuesday||18 Oct||JCB||DHT.LHA||Practical Programming (log)||sl10, sl10x4, Extra video lecture (10 mins, 30 MB)||base.c|
|Lab||Thur20/Mon24/Tues25||FH 3.D02||Catch-up labs / extra problems||lab45.pdf, lab45-2up.pdf|
|Tutorial||Tutor||catch-up tutorial||tutwk6.pdf t6sol.txt||base.c fbase.c|
|11.||Monday||24 Oct||JCB||AT.LT3||More practical programming / consolidation (log)||sl11, sl11x4||base-endoflecture.c, base-with-array.c roman.c,charstuff.c|
|12.||Tuesday||25 Oct||KH||DHT.LHA||More practical programming / consolidation (log)||sl12, sl12x4||art.c, primes.c, primes_return.c|
|Lab 5||Thur27/Mon31/Tues1||FH 3.D02||Functions, some pointers, some arrays (log)||lab5.pdf, slides8-2015.pdf|
|Tutorial||Tutor||week 7 sheet||tutwk7.pdf t7sol.txt||base.c fbase.c|
|13.||Monday||31 Oct||MM||AT.LT3||scanf in more detail; char (log)||sl13, sl13x4||roman.c,charstuff.c|
|14.||Tuesday||1 Nov||MM||DHT.LHA||Strings (log)||sl14, sl14x4||hiyacoders.c|
|Lab 6||Thur3/Mon7/Tues8||FH 3.D02||Arrays and some strings||lab6.pdf, lab6-2up.pdf|
|Tutorial||Tutor||week 8 sheet||tutwk8.pdf t8sol.txt||tutw8a.c|
|15.||Monday||7 Nov||KH||AT.LT3||Structured Data (log)||sl15, sl15x4||typedef.c, struct.c, struct2.c, enum.c|
|16.||Tuesday||8 Nov||KH||DHT.LHA||Structured Data, cont.; enums; switch (log)||Same slides, more demo||primes_enum.c, pets.c|
|Lab 7||Thur10/Mon14/Tues15||FH 3.D02||mock exam|
|Tutorial||Tutor||no tutorial sheet - discuss mock||tutwk9.pdf tutsoln9.pdf||bubblesort.c, mergerec.c|
|17.||Monday||14 Nov||JCB||AT.LT3||Searching and sorting (log)||sl17, sl17x4||search.c, bubblesort.c|
|18.||Tuesday||15 Nov||JCB||DHT.LHA||Recursion (including mergesort) (log)||sl18, sl18x4||mergerec.c|
|Lab||Thur17/Mon21/Tues22||FH B.LT1||Structured data types||lab7.pdf, lab7-2up.pdf||running.c|
|Tutorial||Tutor||week 10 sheet||tutwk10.pdf||sidebyside.c|
|19.||Monday||21 Nov||MM||AT.LT3||Libraries and Separate Compilation||sl19, sl19x4|
|20.||Tuesday||22 Nov||MM||DHT.LHA||Files in C||sl20, sl20x4|
|Lab 8||Thur24/Mon28/Tues29||FH 3.D02||Recursion and some File work||lab8.pdf, lab8-2up.pdf|
|Tutorial||Tutor||Mock exam Qs; Files and Arguments||see prev sheet|
|21.||Monday||28 Nov||JCB||AT.LT3||Program Arguments, More C; Mock exam feedback||sl21, sl21x4 , slM, slMx4||arg.c|
|22.||Tuesday||29 Nov||DHT.LHA||No Lecture|
|No Lab||FH 3.D02||Dec 2011|
Your grade for CP will depend on two components. The first part will be a single electronically-submitted piece of coursework, issued on Friday 21 October (end week 5), and due by 16:00, Friday 18 November (end week 9). This work is worth 10% of your overall grade. The second is the final exam, carried out as a computer-based programming test held in the computer labs, taking place at the the end of semester 1. This final exam is worth 90% of your overall grade.
The (due end week 9) coursework must also be completed by CMPT students and is worth 10% of their grade also. However, the weighting of the exam is slightly different - it is worth only 70%, with the remaining 20% depending on the extra piece of practical work for CPMT students, done with the Music department in week 11.the Library Exam Papers site. Search for Computer Programing: Skills and Concepts from December 2011 onwards (the "CP1" papers are not relevant).
For the past main diet exams (and one re-sit), we have made available the template files and also the automarker that was used to mark the exam:
"A Book on C: Programming in C", 4th edition; by Al Kelley and Ira Pohl.
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