[HAIFUX LECTURE] Scientific Python by Uri Barkan

Eli Billauer eli at billauer.co.il
Sat May 5 21:31:09 IDT 2012

On Monday, May 7th at 18:30, Haifux will gather to hear a talk by Uri Barkan

   Scientific Python


(For a longer description in Hebrew, see http://haifux.org/lectures/277/ )

In scientific programming, software is used for the purpose of research 
of processes. This method is used today in almost every field of 
science: Mathematics, physics, biology, medicine, engineering and even 
in social science. This includes e.g. numerical analysis, analysis of 
data and numerical optimization.

One of the most popular programs in this field is MATLAB, which is 
distributed with a proprietary license by the Mathworks. The academic 
establishment endorses knowledge sharing, and is therefore keen to adopt 
free software, which is ideologically closer to the its underlying 
values of freedom of knowledge. The appearance of free alternatives to 
MATLAB in the recent years is therefore no surprise. One of these 
alternatives is based upon the Python programming language.

This lecture will present how Python can be used in scientific and 
engineering applications while comparing the environment and syntax of 



We meet in Taub building, room 3. Please note that there have been 
last-minute room swaps lately , so if there's an obviously different 
lecture in the said room, look for a sign close to the door.

For instructions see: http://www.haifux.org/where.html

Attendance is free, and you are all invited!

Future lectures:

May 14, 2012   Dotan Barak (Mellanox) - RDMA verbs


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