CS 314 covers methods for storing large amounts of data in data structures, the algorithms used to efficiently access and manipulate that data, and analysis of the performance of the algorithms.
Instructor: Gordon S. Novak Jr., GDC 3.824; Office Hours: T Th 3:30 - 5:00.
Lab Proctor will be in the Level 3 GDC labs to help with programming projects:
Discussion Sections are taught by TAs. Any student can go to any of the discussion sections. Attendance at discussion sections is optional.
Grades on Canvas.
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Optional Text: Mark Allen Weiss, Data Structures & Problem Solving Using Java, 4th Ed.; Amazon via GRACS; textbooks.com.
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iClicker: Each student is required to buy/rent an iClicker (any version of iClicker device; not iClicker GO app). This will be used for attendance and to reinforce and practice with the class material. Two iClicker points are given just for voting, and an additional point is given for a correct answer. Most iClicker questions and answers are online at Clicker Questions, and it is okay to review them in advance. The clicker scores will be converted to a grade by making the highest student score at least 105 and linearly scaling other scores; this gives some extra points to account for minor illness, forgotten or malfunctioning clicker, etc. Adjustments to clicker scores will only be made for significant causes such as major illness. Bringing another student's clicker to class is considered to be cheating.
Register your iClicker Use your UT EID as the "Student ID". UT Zip Code is 78712.
Lecture Notes: Available in printed form in WEL 2.228.
Buying the printed notes is strongly recommended so that you can
take notes on them during class.
Lecture Notes by Contents or Index or PDF Do not print out the slides on CS department printers.
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DrJava provides an interactive development environment for Java. Documentation at the preceding link. Get the file Cons.drjava.java from the FTP directory, put it in a new directory drjava by itself, and then change its name to Cons.java; after starting DrJava (double-clicking on the JAR file may be easiest), Open this file and then click Compile. You then can use functions such as Cons.list() in the Interactions pane.
Downloads: Use their downloads or these copies: Windows (right-click and select Save Target As), Mac OSX, JAR file, Eclipse Plug-in.
Programming assignments will mainly be done in Java, with an option to do some in Lisp or Scheme. All programming assignments must be your own individual work. Program files are provided, in the directory /projects/cs314/ or in the FTP directory for Program Files, ftp://ftp.cs.utexas.edu/pub/novak/cs314/ for use with the assignments. It is legal to use any of these files as part of your programs.
Note that if the Cons.java file is out of date, you can find the right one as Cons.asgi.java where i is the assignment number.
How to Turn in Assignments: Read This! Use Linux turnin. Do NOT Use Web Turnin.
Testing and Debugging
Documentation of Cons Functions
Grading Criteria: Points for Questions on Assignments
You can download Gnu Common Lisp for Linux or GCL for Windows or LispWorks for Mac.
Lisp is easier to use through the Emacs editor. Gnu Emacs can be dowloaded free, for Linux or Windows or Mac.
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