— Programming with Mathematica (free)

for whom?

Mathematica is very large and powerful program that enables the user to do many complicated computations in a very simple way. However, Mathematica is much more than a calculator for symbolic and numerical computations. Among other things it is a very powerful programming language. This course is intended for those who are experienced Mathematica users and want to improve their skills in programming, thereby increasing their benefits from Mathematica.

It is highly recommended to participate with the Introduction to Mathematica prior to this training. The Introduction to Mathematica training helps to get insight in the general structure of Mathematica which is needed for the programming course. The Introduction to Mathematica is especially of interest if you have working experience with Mathematica.

about the course

All functionality of a programming language is available in Mathematica. Therefore programs written in a standard programming language can be translated into a Mathematica program. However, in this way we rarely arrive at an efficient program. Often we can improve such a translation by using some more advanced Mathematica commands. Even better is to start from the very beginning and to use the structure of the dataset and the available functions in Mathematica for manipulation this dataset to arrive at the desired output. These principles will be demonstrated by many examples. Much attention will be paid to the speed of the programs.


The structures of expressions, extending Mathematica with named and anonymous (or pure) functions. Pattern matching and defining functions on restricted domains. Mathematica as a programming language, local and global variables. Alternative for loops. Iteration.
new Compiling your functions


Regular courses are held at our office in Amsterdam. Sometimes we provide the courses on site. The location is then mentioned in the agenda below.





Prof.dr. Fred Simons

Fred Simons was born in Amsterdam. He worked at the University of Amsterdam and the Eindhoven University of Technology where he promoted on Markov processes. He was also a member of the Dutch Education Committee for Mathematics and chairman of the Mathematics Working Group of SEFI, European Society for Engineering Eduction.

All Mathematica 10 events:
1 December 2015 Introduction to Mathematica Part II — includes pattern matching (free) 10.00-17.00 Amsterdam FULL subscribe
8 December 2015 Programming with Mathematica (free) 10.00-17.00 Amsterdam subscribe
10 December 2015 Cloud computing with the Wolfram Language (free) 10.00-17.00 Amsterdam subscribe
15 December 2015 Bayes in Action 10.00-17.00 Amsterdam subscribe
28 January 2016 Introduction to Mathematica Part I (free) 10.00-17.00 UvA subscribe
1 February 2016 Introduction to Mathematica Part II — includes pattern matching (free) 10.00-17.00 UvA subscribe