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Mathematica Workshops in Austin, TX and Washington, D.C.

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  • Subject: Mathematica Workshops in Austin, TX and Washington, D.C.
  • From: nb at eeyore.stanford.edu
  • Date: Fri, 11 Mar 94 14:53:45 -0800

Several people have asked me about workshops I will be giving in
the near future.  Here is information about a couple of workshops
I will be teaching this spring. 
 
Nancy Blachman

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Workshop Topics

Day 1:  Introduction to Mathematica
Day 2:  Introduction to Programming in Mathematica
Day 3:  Additional Programming Topics

Location and Date

Austin, TX          April 18-20, 1994
Washington, D.C.    June 13-15, 1994

Course Descriptions

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 that 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

Introduction to Programming in Mathematica

This course will help you get started programming in Mathematica. We show
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. 

Additional Programming Topics

Because the pattern matching capabilities in Mathematica are powerful 
and can often simplify programs, this course starts by showing examples 
of functions and expressions that use pattern-matching.  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 effectively.  After this course you should be able to read 
and write data from ASCII files and write your own Mathematica package.

About the Instructor

Nancy Blachman is author of "Mathematica:  A Practical Approach"
(Prentice-Hall, 1992), the best selling tutorial book on Mathematica.  
She is also the author of the "Mathematica Quick Reference, Version 2"
(Addison-Wesley, 1992) and the co-author of the "Mathematica Graphics
Guidebook" (Addison-Wesley, to be published the summer of 1994).
Nancy has been teaching a course in problem solving with Mathematica 
at Stanford University for the past four years.  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.

For information on this workshop, call Variable Symbols, or mail or 
fax the following information form.  

Variable Symbols, Inc.   *   6537 Chabot Road   *   Oakland, CA 94618-1618
Telephone 510-652-8462                                    Fax 510-652-8461
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[ ] Please send me information on Variable Symbols' Mathematica workshops.

I would like to attend in the following location: 
        [ ] Austin, TX          April 18-20, 1994
        [ ] Washington, D.C.    June 13-15, 1994

I would like to attend the following workshops:
        [ ] Introduction to Mathematica
        [ ] Introduction to Programming
        [ ] Additional Programming Topics
        [ ] I am unable to attend but please let me know about other
            workshops.  I would be interested in workshops in the 
            following cities:_______________________________________
        [ ] Please add my name to your mailing list.


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Send or fax this form to:

        Variable Symbols, Inc.
        6537 Chabot Road
        Oakland, CA  94618-1618
        Telephone 510-652-8462
        Fax 510-652-8461





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