Introductory Mathematica course

Oct/12 09:00
PC Hilo-GUSB -Watersportlaan 2 9000 Gent
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 09:00

PC Hilo-GUSB -Watersportlaan 2
9000 Gent

Course description

Mathematica is an environment for scientific computing, used in many scientific, engineering, mathematical, and computing fields ( It is based on the programming language, the Wolfram Language, named after Mathematica’s original developer. The Wolfram language is a general multi-paradigm programming language designed to be as general as possible and embracing procedural, functional, parallel and rule-based programming paradigms. As opposed to MATLAB, it can employ arbitrary structures and data, and it enables both numeric and symbolic manipulations, as well as hybrid numeric-symbolic computations.

Besides, it comes with built-in access to extensive curated data, such as weather, geospatial and financial data (, and it brings the deployment of interactive interfaces and graphics within reach of everyone.

Aim & Format

This specialist course consists of six seminars on important features of the scientific computing environment Mathematica, which are introduced by experts in the field. Topics include the Wolfram language, interactivity (GUIs), advanced visualizations, animations, software development, and parallel computing. At the end of the course, there will be a short evaluation session during which students will have to give a ten-minute presentation on the functions/code they have written to solve two problems that have emerged within the framework of their research using the features that were introduced throughout this course as much as possible. Students are expected to submit their documented scripts and/or notebooks.

Building upon the topics addressed during f this specialist course, PhD students should thereafter be capable of exploiting Mathematica for their own research and reach an expert level.

PhD students that are already familiar with Mathematica may subscribe for the last three/four sessions only, but priority will be given to those that do not yet have experience with the software.

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free for UGent PhD students:

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Event contact information

dr. ir. Jan Baetens
Ghent University
Department of Mathematical Modelling, Statistics and Bioinformatics
Coupure Links 653
B-9000 Gent