Instructor: Nick Barton
Teaching Assistant: Sebastian Novak
This short course will give a basic introduction to Mathematica. This is a high-level language that is perhaps best known for symbolic computation, but which includes a comprehensive range of numerical, graphical and statistical resources. (see www.wolfram.com) IST Austria has a site licence that allows unlimited use, including on the cluster.
The course will give an overview of what is available within Mathematica, and how to get started with the system. Programming in Mathematica is quite different from traditional languages, and is arguably more powerful, especially for exploratory analysis.
No previous experience is assumed. Mathematica may be appropriate for a wide range of uses: symbolic algebra, numerical computation, data exploration, statistical analysis, etc.
(Brief) lecture plus example class.
Attendance and completion of problem sets in class.
There will be a preparatory session on Tue, Sep 20, hosted by Srdjan Sarikas for students who need help installing Mathematica on their computers, see the schedule below.
|Tue, Sep 20, 3:30pm||prep session (by Srdjan Sarikas)||Mondi 3||if you need help installing the software|
|Wed, Sep 21, 2:00-5:00pm||Getting started||Seminar room Big Ground floor / Lab Bldg West|
|Fri, Sep 23, 1:00-4:00pm||Functions I||Seminar room Big Ground floor / Lab Bldg West|
|Mon, Sep 26, 2:00-4:00pm||Functions II||Mondi 2|
|Wed, Sep 28, 2:00-5:00pm||Data||Seminar room Big Ground floor / Lab Bldg West|
|Fri, Sep 30, 1:00-4:00pm||Programming||Seminar room Big Ground floor / Lab Bldg West|