[Pdx-pm] Scientific Computing with Math::GSL - meeting next Wed.
Seven till Seven
scratchcomputing at gmail.com
Wed Sep 3 18:43:59 PDT 2008
Wed. September 10th, 6:53pm at FreeGeek -- 1731 SE 10th Ave.
Speaker: Jonathan Leto
Topic: Scientific Computing with Math::GSL
This talk will be an introduction to doing scientific computing with
Perl and Math::GSL. This module provides access to functions from the
GNU Scientific Library via Perl code.
Why would you want to do that? Using the Perl interpreter's easy and
fast I/O, string processing, and managed memory reduces programming
time while GSL's optimized numerical library (compiled C) gives you
access to a variety of mathematical routines to do the heavy lifting.
You do not need to know Perl or bring a lab coat. You should bring your
scientist friends (steal their lab coat?) and it helps if you know how
to program in some language (FORTRAN anyone?), or something about math.
As always, social hour at the Lucky Lab after the meeting.
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