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I'm sure some (maybe many) of the folks in the group are familiar w/ the Gamma/Helm/Johnson/Vlissides Design Patterns book (often call Gang of Four...
04-14-2007 03:16 PM
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Hi I am currently drawing and ER diagram and am not sure about how to draw the diagram for the following: A bike must have at least 2 wheels but it...
04-12-2007 07:40 AM
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Following the recommendation of UML-2 on relation classes (I am not an ER guy), I have created a table which links each record of table A with 0..N...
04-11-2007 03:45 PM
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Hi, I couldn't clearly understand how t_weight is computed in data mining. Can anyone please kindly explain it ? Thanks
04-06-2007 06:01 PM
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I'm attempting to perform a SQL query that joins two tables based on the parent's parent but my SQL isn't that good and am looking for assistance....
04-05-2007 09:09 AM
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Let us consider the choice of characters to use for relational operators. It might be desirable to use different characters for the relational...
04-03-2007 07:14 AM
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After programming in other languages for almost 18 years, I learned Pascal. I found Pascal's infix operators easy to write and, more importantly,...
David Cressey
04-01-2007 06:39 PM
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Hi- I've been banging my head over how to represent this theoretical example: in a group of people, trying to keep track of who is friends with...
04-01-2007 10:14 AM
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Hi, I need to insert a fixed parameter along with data from a query as part of an insert statement. The statement looks like this. insert into tab...
04-01-2007 09:35 AM
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Ed Prochak wrote: Nick
Nicholas King
04-01-2007 12:48 AM
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I need to run a report on numbers in a range of numbers. Each one increments 8 from the last. For example: 10000 10008 10016 etc.
Larry D
03-31-2007 03:17 PM
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The recent threads on possreps and floating point made me think about fixed point arithmetic, again. I'm going to refer you to the Wikipedia entry...
David Cressey
03-31-2007 02:45 PM
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X-No-Archive:yes I see people putting XML documents in databases. Why do they do this, what is the logic behind it? Why not just put the data into...
Karen Hill
03-31-2007 06:11 AM
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Given a relation R(x,y) when does x->y functional dependency holds? Let's try several relational algebra expressions over R. 1. Self join: R /\ R....
Aloha Kakuikanu
03-30-2007 08:20 AM
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Over in a neighboring thread, the prospect of XML inside the DBMS is recieving a fairly well deserved bashing. Here, I'm gonna point out one fairly...
03-29-2007 06:39 PM
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Here's another example of floating point errors, that's even simpler than the 21200 plus 2.5% example. int i; float x = 0; for (i = 1; i < 100;...
David Cressey
03-29-2007 03:46 PM
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This is more of me trying to sort out my confusion about possreps. Lately I have been thinking about numeric types. I find the situation...
03-29-2007 03:36 PM
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It seems like there are two ways to implement database replication in a master/slave configuration: replicating DML or replicating insert/delete...
03-28-2007 08:54 PM
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On Mar 25, 3:26 am, Joe Thurbon <use... (AT) thurbon (DOT) com> wrote: Yeah, that's a fair point. The column-type storage costs are O(1), vs....
Bob Badour
03-28-2007 06:15 PM
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Example: suppose I'm storing responses to a diagnostic interview. One of the questions asked of the subject is something like 7. Have you always...
03-26-2007 06:19 PM
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On Mar 23, 9:18 pm, Joe Thurbon <use... (AT) thurbon (DOT) com> wrote: Difficult to say without knowing the business rules that constrain...
03-26-2007 12:51 PM
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I'm working on a conceptual model (ie 'thinking about' / 'air code') to implement a small operating system (extensible of course) that is built...
03-25-2007 09:29 AM
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Joe Thurbon wrote: Joe, I'm guessing that Fabian P meant to say something like "If no trivial multivalued dependencies exist ...". As Date puts...
paul c
03-24-2007 10:59 AM
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Assume that I have the following data: Product, Category (assume all numerals) I need to perform the following queries at various times: 1. For a...
03-22-2007 02:46 PM
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Any thought's on using negative numbers as surrogate primary keys? Working with some folks who are of the opinion that using ranges such as -1,-2,-3...
Tam OShanter
03-22-2007 10:14 AM
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Hello all, I would like your opinion and experience on the performance of writing large datasets. I am writing in one loop about 3.5 million rows...
03-22-2007 03:07 AM
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I took a quick peek on my bookshelf, the one that has to do with computing. About half the books should be cleared off, but I probably won't get...
03-18-2007 11:51 PM
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In the topic about building an OODB from an RDBMS point of view, I may have mistaken the meaning of Dmitry's term "surrogate identifier". I...
03-16-2007 01:37 PM
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Hi all, I unfortunately have undertaken a clumsy task, however, I was asking for it. I am facing the problem of having a number of remote...
03-16-2007 08:37 AM
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On Thu, 15 Mar 2007 01:31:26 GMT, Bob Badour wrote: Which is exactly what ANY programming is about = describing tasks to be carried out by a...
Dmitry Shuklin
03-15-2007 02:44 AM
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I was interviewing a guy today, and he had obviously been formally schooled in ERM. Every time I run in to that I feel vaguely left out. I don't have...
03-14-2007 06:37 PM
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I have found myself in many times, when talking about (R)DBMS "Worse than MySQL: Just Ms Access". Often I'm challenged, "really? who says...
03-14-2007 05:51 PM
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Hello all, I am facing the following task: I want to benchmark different solutions for storing large amounts of finite element data from different...
03-14-2007 05:18 AM
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Hello Friends, I would like to know performance of Join. So give me your feedback on following two CASES. which one is good and why? Also explain me...
03-13-2007 12:09 PM
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Hi, I am trying to get my head around who to best design a couple of tables for performance. The entities are fake so ignore that, I am just...
03-12-2007 01:33 PM
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It seems to me that, sometimes, relationships in data are discovered by other people than the ones who initially tabulated the data. This...
03-08-2007 11:53 PM
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On Feb 28, 6:46 am, "JOG" <j... (AT) cs (DOT) nott.ac.uk> wrote: Since I wasn't able to reply to everything in the last one, I thought I'd return to...
03-08-2007 09:29 AM
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Hi, The following is a part of an empirical effort for designing a computing model for optimizing relation physical represention...
03-06-2007 02:57 PM
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"A typical SQL DBMS requires _drastically_ faster hardware than a hierarchical database to provide even roughly equivalent response time -- to the...
03-06-2007 01:31 PM
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I hope no one will mind too much if I take a break from our usual sort of discussion and talk about database theory for a bit. I feel like free...
03-06-2007 10:02 AM
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Hi, I read an interview with Chris Date (http://www.dbmsmag.com/ int9410.html) which made me a little bit confused. He claims that having an array as...
03-06-2007 04:19 AM
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Okay, we mentioned possreps in passing in a recent thread. I'm still unclear on their value. Thought I'd try to talk it through and see what...
03-04-2007 04:19 PM
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Hi, I'm wondering if there is any tip or trick how to find ALL candidate keys (CK) for a relation and its FDs, w/o using kind of "brute...
Mike M
03-03-2007 07:50 PM
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On Feb 16, 4:40 am, Joe Thurbon <use... (AT) thurbon (DOT) com> wrote: No you are pretty much on the money there imo Joe. I am happy to put up with...
David BL
03-03-2007 01:48 PM
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Is anybody aware of literature about algorithms to remove a range of records from a B-Tree, and doing bulk insertion, or better of a table storage...
03-02-2007 03:35 PM
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A little thread I stumbled onto this morning...A sad sign of our time...
02-28-2007 03:34 PM
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Bruce C. Baker wrote: A slightly longer view would recognize that the Brits during the heights of their Empire also got their butts kicked in places...
Bob Badour
02-26-2007 10:21 PM
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I recently finished one of my old college text books that I never read named "An Introduction to Database Systems" by Date. A lot of the concepts in...
02-26-2007 07:56 PM
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Hi all, can any one give me good examples of bcnf, 4nf, 5nf & denormalization
02-22-2007 04:22 AM
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Can an empty set contain an empty set? Is it valid according to set theory? If so, what does it correlate to in the real world? (when last explained...
02-19-2007 02:27 AM
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