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Washington DC Area Mathematica Special Interest Group
Mathematica SIG (http://web.me.com/hrbishop.pmsi) MEETING 21 January 2011, 7:30 am Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) 8301 Greensboro Drive McLean VA Southern Corner of Westpark Drive and Greensboro Drive Agenda 1. Prepared Talks "Using Datatypes in Mathematica and Responsive Graphic Labels", by Harry Bishop ABSTRACT. Although Mathematica doesn't use OOP, datatypes can associate data elements with functions by overloading a head form. Labels on graphics are easy to put on a static image; however changing the image with Manipulate can result in rearranging positions that require labeling and background elements to reposition dynamically. "Data Set Sensitivity Analysis Using Graphics", by Dan Martinez ABSTRACT. Dan will show how the EllipsoidQuantile wrapper can be combined with ordinary plotting to depict systematic relationships in data sets. "Mathematica 8.0 and Group Theory," by Bruce Colletti ABSTRACT. (This talk had been scheduled for December 2010) We'll quickly survey Mathematica's group theory capabilities. 2. Mathematica Gems and Discoveries Sharing of Mathematica programming oddities Applications of Mathematica to some areas of science Something recently read and worth sharing 3. Mathematica Questions, Possible Approaches and Discussion 4. New Business Select next meeting presentation, time and place --------------------- Directions to 8301 Greensboro Drive, McLean VA (tall, boxy and white SAIC Enterprise Building at south corner of Westpark Drive and Greensboro Drive): >From the Beltway, go northwest on Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) and proceed past Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road). Turn right onto Westpark Drive (Gosnell Road in the other direction). Turn right at the next light onto Greensboro Drive and then right into the parking lot. Visitor's Parking is adjacent to Westpark Drive. A SIG representative will meet you in the lobby. Please arrive no later than 6:50AM if you wish to join us for a dutch-treat breakfast, and no later than 7:20AM to attend the meeting only. The desk officer will ask for a driver's license before issuing a visitor's badge.