Turing data science class: Relational model

Speaker: James Geddes (Turing Research Software Engineer)

Date: 27 November 2017

Time: 10:00 – 12:00

Registration: This class is at capacity and no longer open to external attendees

Should this class be live streamed, you will be able to view it on our YouTube page


Data science deals with data. Much of the data that we use – pretty much all corporate data, for example – is stored and managed in a /relational database/, the foundations of which were described by Edgar Codd in 1969. Notwithstanding the recent interest in alternative models (sometimes called “NoSQL”) the relational model is likely to be ubiquitous for a long time to come and you should know what it is and how to use it.

In this class I will describe the relational model (both in theory and in practice!) and we shall play around with SQL, the standard language for retrieving and storing data in the relational model.

This is an introductory class and no advanced sessions are planned.