SCAIM Seminar: Lars Ruthotto

  • Date: 01/14/2014
  • Time: 12:30
Lars Ruthotto (UBC)

University of British Columbia


On Programming Languages for Scientific Computing


Advances in programming languages have changed the field of scientific computing in the past decades. Especially Mathworks' Matlab with its easy-to-use interface and huge potential for simulation, linear algebra, optimization, and visualization have dramatically changed the way we explore and teach numerical methods. While Mathworks has been dominating the market for scientific computing software almost unrivaled for quite a while, different open-source projects provide increasingly attractive alternatives today.


In a non-technical fashion, this talk will review Mathworks' contributions, discuss some of its limitations, and summarize first experiences with the open source software Python and Julia.

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Location: ESB 4133