Information on Useful Resources
Information about the submit utility
I typically require that all project submissions and some homework
submissions be made using the submit utility. You can submit
an entire directory structure if necessary.
- To submit, look for help or follow the
course locker link.
- Info on administering
Information about Java
Here are some links and other information relating to Java.
- Java Tutorials
- CSC 257:
Introduction to Java Programming
- To use Forte for Java on eos machines, type in
You can also download Forte for Java from www.javasoft.com or www.sun.com.
Java Development Environment for Emacs( JDEE)
- Java in a Nutshell, 2nd edition by David Flanagan,
O'Reilly, 1998. ISBN 1-56592-262-X.
- Java Examples in a Nutshell by David Flanagan,
O'Reilly, 1998. ISBN 1-56592-371-5.
Information about Sybase
Here are some links and other information relating to Sybase.
This should be of interest to students in CSC432 and CSC742. You
should play with our Sybase system as early as possible in the course.
Try out the following steps as early in the semester as you can,
preferably before the project deadlines.
- Learn to use isql and wisql - the terminal and
windowing interfaces to Sybase.
- Create a database in Sybase
- Follow the C example below to run a simple program on Sybase.
Sharing Sybase accounts
For team work, you might use the Sybase accounts of the team
members. Please note that sybase and unity (or eos) passwords can be
different, so you can share your Sybase password within your team. To
change your password in isql type
sp_password current_password, new_password
Using the Sybase system
- Accessing Sybase
and its documentation
- Loading a
database with links to sample definitions and data
- Running C
programs with the SQL API
- Running Java
programs with a JDBC interface to SQL
Steps to set up X servers
You must use machines that support X server. Both the Sun or Windows
machines in eos lab is OK.
If you use a Windows machine in eos lab, first run "Xwin32" from
Get your IP address: for Windows manchine, type "ipconfig"; for
Sun machine, type "ifconfig -a".
Telnet to "login.ncsu.edu".
Set the X display to your local machine using following command:
setenv DISPLAY your-ip-address:0.0
Sometimes (e.g., on a Sun machine) you need to type the following command on
your local machine: "xhost +".
You can now use "wisql" or "sybooks" from
From when we had a license.
- DreamHome database. Here is the ERWin source file: you can't
view it well because it isn't text, but if you save it from your
browser (as source), you should get the right file.
- Here are the relation definitions
automatically generated by ERWin.
- TomCat: A simple
- Latex: Latex
generally and MikTeX.
MikTeX has worked well for me on my Windows 95 and NT machines.
- If you would like to view or print postscript from your PC, you
might consider using Ghostscript and
GSview. These have worked well for me. The package
may be also be useful (I haven't used it myself).
- A Latex to HTML converter that was recommended by someone is
For additional information or to report bugs, please contact the TA;
also cc me.