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Perhaps a diagram to illustrate database/table/rows/columns/fields #228

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davidcgreen opened this Issue Apr 10, 2018 · 1 comment

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davidcgreen commented Apr 10, 2018

There is a nice diagram in
http://www.datacarpentry.org/R-ecology-lesson/02-starting-with-data.html
showing a dataframe.

In http://swcarpentry.github.io/sql-novice-survey/01-select/
a similar schematic diagram might help students to
"Explain the difference between [a database,] a table, a record, and a field."

I am not much of a graphic designer but here is a suggestion:
g4477-5

Inkscape svg file is in this ZIP archive
DatabaseDiagram.svg.zip

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remram44 commented Apr 10, 2018

I think this is a good idea. How about replacing the fields with "date/string/integers" so we can show that columns are uniform types?

rgaiacs added a commit to rgaiacs/swc-sql-novice-survey that referenced this issue Apr 17, 2018

Merge pull request swcarpentry#228 from rgaiacs/gh-pages
Some commits from (lesson-example/186) Assorted minor fixes to spelling, whitespace, hyperlinks & sorting
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