Join Curt Frye for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of Up and Running with Mathematica 10.
- Before I go in to the details of working with Mathematica 10, I'd like to give you an overview of some things you should know before you start this course. The first is that basic computer knowlege such as how to interact with a program and save files is necessary for working through this course. Mostly you'll work within Mathematica, but in some cases you'll need to work with your operating system to import or export files. Next, you should be comfortable typing in commands in a way that's similar to creating Excel formulas.
There are some things that you can do in Mathematica from the user interface, but a lot of the time you'll be typing in commands. So the more familiar you are with that, the better off you'll be. And finally, you should have a willingness to explore. Mathematica and the Wolfram language in general. is an extremely powerful programming environment. I will give you the tools that you need to get started with it. So that you can expand your repertoire through your own investigation.
Curt Frye teaches you how to set up Mathematica notebooks, assign values to variables, perform simple calculations, create and manipulate lists and matrices, and visualize and share your data. Dive in for a well-rounded look at all of Mathematica's core capabilities.
NOTE: Basic knowledge of linear algebra is helpful for this course, but not required.
- Managing Mathematica workbooks
- Assigning values to variables
- Importing and exporting data
- Calculating values with operators and built-in functions
- Creating and editing lists
- Manipulating matrices
- Converting a matrix to a list
- Creating charts