Undergraduate Course: Informatics 1 - Functional Programming (INFR08013)
|School||School of Informatics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
||Availability||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area||Informatics
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||An introduction to the concepts of programming, using a functional programming language. Students learn to solve small-scale problems succinctly and at an abstract level without being bogged down in details.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Co-requisites|| Students MUST also take:
Informatics 1 - Computation and Logic (INFR08012)
||Other requirements|| SCE H-grade Mathematics or equivalent is desirable.
|Additional Costs|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?||Yes
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1)
||Learn enabled: Yes
|Course Start Date
|Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20,
Formative Assessment Hours 2,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|1 - Solve simple programming tasks (for example, convert a number into a string for the corresponding roman numeral).
2 - Define appropriate data types (for example, to represent parse trees for arithmetic expressions).
3 - Perform case analysis, use recursion (for example, evaluate a parse tree for an arithmetic expression to yield a value).
4 - Read and write programs that use basic list processing functions (nil, cons, append, length, take, drop, zip, concat).
5 - Read and write programs that use list comprehensions and higher-order functions (map, filter, fold).
6 - Choose appropriate decompositions of problems to create a program to solve that problem.
7 - Compose a functional program from suitable function definitions, including their types.
8 - Document programs effectively.
9 - Apply basic techniques to test and debug programs.
|Written Examination 90|
Assessed Assignments 10
Oral Presentations 0
Formative assessment will be used to provide feedback and guidance to students and will take the form of quizzes, exercise sheets, practical exercises and coursework assignments, covering areas from across the syllabus. A summatively assessed class test (worth 10% of the final mark) will be held mid semester and will test students basic programming competence.
||An introduction to the concepts of programming using a functional programming language.
Relevant QAA Computing Curriculum Sections: to be confirmed
||The Craft of Functional Programming, 3rd edition, Simon Thompson, Haskell, Addison Wesley, 2011
Programming in Haskell, Graham Hutton
The Haskell School of Expression, Paul Hudak
Learn You a Haskell for Great Good! Miran Lipovaża. No Starch
Timetabled Laboratories 0
Non-timetabled assessed assignments 0
Private Study/Other 70
|Course organiser||Prof Don Sannella
Tel: (0131 6)50 5184
|Course secretary||Miss Susan Cade
Tel: (0131 6)50 5194
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