[HAIFUX LECTURE] Scientific Python by Uri Barkan
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
(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!
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