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Mathematica Workshops in Austin, TX and Washington, D.C.
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 ----------------------------------------------------------------- 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 ------------------------------- Cut here --------------------------------- [ ] 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. Name__________________________________________________________________________ Organization__________________________________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Telephone________________________________ Fax ______________________________ E-mail________________________________________________________________________ Send or fax this form to: Variable Symbols, Inc. 6537 Chabot Road Oakland, CA 94618-1618 Telephone 510-652-8462 Fax 510-652-8461