Hands-on Mathematica Workshops in Santa Clara
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- Subject: Hands-on Mathematica Workshops in Santa Clara
- From: nb at cs.stanford.edu
- Date: Thu, 15 Jul 93 15:01:31 PDT
> Can you tell me what your schedule of 1993-94 Mathematica workshops
> is for Southern California area?
I don't have any immediate plans of giving Mathematica workshops in
Southern California. But I will be giving 4 one-day workshops in
Santa Clara on August 29 - September 1. Below is information about
Hands-on Mathematica Workshops
Workshop 1: Introduction to Mathematica
Workshop 2: Programming in Mathematica
Workshop 3: Mathematica Graphics
Workshop 4: Topics in Mathematica Design
Dates and Location
August 29 - September 1, 1993
Santa Clara, California
Detailed information on location will be sent to participants upon registration.
Introduction to Mathematica
This workshop provides a nuts-and-bolts approach that will make it easier to
learn and use Mathematica, bringing together ideas and techniques that are
scattered throughout the literature. This course will be a useful refresher
for casual users as well as those who are more experienced.
You will learn how to find commands you need, understand what they do, and use
them effectively. You will learn to use Mathematica to manipulate expressions,
find roots, solve differential equations, and visualize functions and data.
By the end of the course, you'll be ready to go on to programming.
Programming in Mathematica
This course will help you get started programming in Mathematica. We begin
by showing you how to write functions. You will learn about different types
of assignment statements as well as patterns you can use to specify arguments
to functions. We then cover importing, exporting, and formatting data and
expressions and conclude by describing the mechanisms used in Mathematica
packages and explaining how to use them. After this course you should be able
to read and write data from ASCII files and write your own Mathematica package.
The graphical capabilities of Mathematica have contributed greatly to its
success. Mathematica makes decisions when producing a plot, such as how
frequently to sample a function, where to position the axes and tick marks,
what range of values to display, and how to shade or color the graph. This
course describes how to use the graphics primitives and influence the choices
that Mathematica makes when producing graphics.
Topics in Mathematica Design
Knowing the design philosophy of a computer language makes it easier to
get the results you need. Learn how Mathematica works. Find out how
data and expressions are stored, how expressions are evaluated, and some
of the algorithms Mathematica uses. Learn how to structure your code so
it's efficient and reusable.
About the Instructor
Nancy Blachman is one of the nation's leading Mathematica trainers.
In addition to the two books she has written, she is co-developer of
the Mathematica Help Stack. She is an instructor at Stanford University,
where she teaches classes in problem solving with Mathematica.
Ms. Blachman has been an invited speaker at the last four Mathematica
conferences, where her workshops have been well received. She holds
degrees in mathematics, operations research, and computer science from
the University of Birmingham (U.K.), the University of California at
Berkeley, and Stanford University.
This workshop will be given in a lab with Macintoshes running Mathematica,
Each participant will receive a copy of Nancy Blachman's 384-page book
``Mathematica: A Practical Approach'' (Prentice-Hall, 1992) and the
``Mathematica Quick Reference, Version 2'' (Addison-Wesley and Variable
For information on this workshop, call Variable Symbols, or mail or fax the
following information form.
Variable Symbols, Inc. * 2161 Shattuck Ave, Suite 202 * Berkeley, CA 94704-1313
Telephone 510-843-8701 Fax 510-843-8702
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[ ] Please send me information on Variable Symbols' Mathematica workshops.
I would like to attend in the following location:
[ ] Santa Clara, California
August 29 - September 1, 1993
I would like to attend the following workshops:
[ ] Introduction to Mathematica
[ ] Introduction to Programming
[ ] Mathematica Graphics
[ ] Topics in Mathematica Design
[ ] I am unable to attend but please let me know about other
workshops. I would be interested in workshops in the
[ ] Please add my name to your mailing list.
Telephone________________________________ Fax ______________________________
Send or fax this form to:
Variable Symbols, Inc.
2161 Shattuck Ave., Suite 202
Berkeley, CA 94704-1313
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