School Seminars and Colloquia

Colloquium: The new era of Mathematica technology


by Dr Jason Harris

Institution: Wolfram Research
Date: Tue 4th August 2009
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry Bldg, The Uni of Melb

Abstract: Design principles of Mathematica, such as algorithmic automation, integrated symbolic computation, and its all-in-one architecture, will be discussed, with examples to illustrate Mathematica's benefits. This talk will introduce the Mathematica technical computing system and explain the design principles that have guided its development for over 20 years. Using simple examples from a range of science and engineering disciplines, the talk will also explain how these principles have accelerated the development of the system in recent years. Examples will include visualization, data analysis, symbolic computation, image processing, and application development. As well as showing Mathematica's use for free-form problem solving, the talk will discuss scalable deployment capabilities that enable the Wolfram Demonstrations Project and large applications, such as Wolfram|Alpha.

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