Perl: Scientific Computing with Math::GSL
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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.