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Programming and Development in Wolfram Language

Programming and Development in Wolfram Language
Instructor Led | FREE

Requirements: This course requires understanding of the fundamental concepts of Wolfram Language programming and their applications.

Certification Levels: CompletionLevel 1Level 2

Learn about advanced programming and development concepts in Wolfram Language. This course is the third and final part of the programming proficiency sequence.

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Programming Tutorials (Study Group Sessions)

Programming Tutorials (Study Group Sessions)
Archived Event | FREE

Follow this Study Group to go beyond the basics of the Wolfram Language and learn more about practical programming. The earlier sessions introduce the concept of using functional programming to work with data and build simple user interfaces, clearing the way for the later sessions to dive deeper into the details of scoping, more complex function building and utilizing the Wolfram Knowledgebase. The final sessions round out this Study Group by reviewing package development and covering Wolfram Workbench, our Eclipse-based IDE for the Wolfram Language.

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Quantile and Box-Whisker Plots

Quantile and Box-Whisker Plots
Video Lesson | FREE

This class provides an overview of some of the statistical visualization functionality built into the Wolfram Language. Topics include visual inspection of the shape of data and comparisons to distributions and datasets. Quantile plots, box-and-whisker plots, probability plots and distribution charts are covered. The class is for those who have basic familiarity with the Wolfram Language and general statistical knowledge.

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Quick Start with Wolfram Language and System Modeler

Quick Start with Wolfram Language and System Modeler
Video Lesson | FREE

Get a deeper understanding of model behavior using Wolfram Language. This course focuses on creating and analyzing models and simulation results with Wolfram Language. Learn about the link between the Wolfram Language and System Modeler and get an overview of the powerful functionality relevant to modeling and analysis. There are no prerequisites for this class, although experience with system modeling would be a plus.

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Random Processes in Finance

Random Processes in Finance
Video Lesson | FREE

This class covers the built-in, random processes available in the Wolfram Language. Other topics include time series processes, stochastic differential equation process, financial functions and short-interest-rate models. The class requires prior experience with the Wolfram Language and knowledge of financial processes.

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Real-World Image Processing Applications

Real-World Image Processing Applications
Video Lesson | FREE

Requirements: The course is for those who have a basic familiarity with image processing.

How can you solve real-world image processing problems with the Wolfram Language? How does the Wolfram Language's unique dynamic functionality let you quickly optimize image processing algorithms? This class will explore some of the Wolfram Language's image processing capabilities, how they integrate with other features of the Wolfram Language and how they can be combined to create powerful interactive tools. The class is for those who have a basic familiarity with image processing.

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Recurrent Neural Networks

Recurrent Neural Networks
Video Lesson | FREE

Learn how you can work with recurrent neural nets using the neural network framework in Wolfram Language. See a simple example of integer addition and look at an advanced application of recurrent nets for question-answering tasks.

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Serious and Not-So-Serious Image Processing Applications

Serious and Not-So-Serious Image Processing Applications
Video Lesson | FREE

Requirements: The course is for those who have an interest in learning about image processing applications. Basic knowledge of Mathematica is recommended.

This video explains how to use the large range of image processing tools in the Wolfram Language to solve problems in different application areas and presents methods to construct robust algorithms for overcoming the stumbling blocks that visual data has to offer. Image processing tasks are visually appealing by their nature, and these examples are more fun because they include some not-so-serious image processing applications.

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Signals, Systems and Signal Processing

Signals, Systems and Signal Processing
Interactive Course | FREE

Requirements: This course requires basic working knowledge of the Wolfram Language.

Certification Levels: Completion

This course gives an introduction to the concepts, mathematics, principles and techniques of signal processing in linear, time-invariant (LTI) systems. The course covers methods of analysis for both continuous-time and discrete-time signals and systems, presents sampling and gives an elementary introduction to filter design. Many everyday signal processing examples are included. The concepts and methods of signals and systems presented here play an important role in many areas of science and engineering, and therefore the course should be of interest to a broad range of students.

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Software Development Webinar Series

Software Development Webinar Series
Archived Event | FREE

Add a new layer of performance and automation to your entire development workflow—from prototype to production. The presentations included in this webinar series cover built-in Wolfram Language functionality for parallelization, cloud deployment and database integration.

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Solving ODEs and PDEs with Wolfram Language (Study Group Sessions)

Solving ODEs and PDEs with Wolfram Language (Study Group Sessions)
Archived Event | FREE

This Daily Study Group covers techniques for solving ordinary differential equations (ODEs) and partial differential equations (PDEs) using Wolfram Language. It introduces the built-in function DSolve for finding symbolic solutions to differential equations and the built-in function NDSolve, a general numerical differential equation solver. Topics covered include the numerical method of lines, the finite element method (FEM), the use and construction of meshes, boundary value problems and eigenvalue problems.

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Solving PDEs with Symbolics and Numerics

Solving PDEs with Symbolics and Numerics
Video Course | FREE

This video course provides a thorough introduction to solving partial differential equations (PDEs) in the Wolfram Language both symbolically and numerically. You'll learn how to solve boundary value problems for classical PDEs and obtain solutions for the Schrödinger and other modern PDEs using the Wolfram Language function DSolve and its numerical counterpart NDSolve. You'll also discover how to solve PDEs over regions, find eigenvalues and eigenfunctions over regions with DEigensystem and NDEigensystem and use the latest Wolfram Language functionality to create better PDE models and gain a deeper understanding of your physics and engineering designs.

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State-Space Analysis and Design Applications

State-Space Analysis and Design Applications
Video Lesson | FREE

Requirements: Some experience with control systems is recommended for the course.

This video gives a step-by-step approach to working with control systems and state-space applications using Wolfram Language. Each example begins with a problem definition and works toward a solution and a simulation using controller design methods, including pole placement and optimal control.

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Statistical Analysis with Wolfram Language

Statistical Analysis with Wolfram Language
Video Course | FREE

Analyze your data using a framework of model fitting and statistical analysis built into the Wolfram Language. Whether it is basic descriptive and exploratory statistics or advanced modeling with statistical distributions, you can follow this video course to gain an understanding of the statistical functionality available in the Wolfram Language. Topics covered include descriptive measures, transformations, basic clustering, statistical distributions, parameter estimation and hypothesis testing. Advanced topics on using optimization functions, linear algebra functions, analysis of variance (ANOVA) and generalized logit and probit linear models will also be explored.

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Statistical Distributions

Statistical Distributions
Video Lesson | FREE

The Wolfram Language includes extensive coverage for statistical distributions. This class explores the properties of derived distributions, probability distributions, mixture distributions and more. Other topics include random number generation and parameter estimation. This class assumes basic familiarity with the Wolfram Language and statistics concepts.

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Stephen Wolfram Livecoding at SXSW

Stephen Wolfram Livecoding at SXSW
Archived Event | FREE

In this unscripted livecoding session from SXSW, Stephen Wolfram introduces knowledge-based programming and discusses the accessibility of Wolfram Language in the cloud. Taking suggestions from the audience, he demonstrates computational examples using imported data from websites, textual data, sound, music and images, as well as cloud deployment capabilities for presentations and more.

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Stewart Platform Model Design

Stewart Platform Model Design
Video Lesson | FREE

Requirements: The course is for those who are experienced with Mathematica and System Modeler.

This video focuses on building a model of a six-degree-of-freedom Stewart platform. Mathematica is used during modeling to plan the 3D geometry and motion of the platform. After the model is constructed, Mathematica is used for custom visualization.

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Symbolic and Numeric Computation

Symbolic and Numeric Computation
Video Course | FREE

This video course illuminates the powerful combination of symbolic and numeric computing available in the Wolfram Language. See how the numerical functions and methods in the Wolfram Language benefit from symbolic computation with exact numbers, where purely approximate methods may fail. Tips and techniques for using multiple numerical functions together, along with advanced numeric features, are included.

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System Modeling (Study Group Sessions)

System Modeling (Study Group Sessions)
Archived Event | FREE

Follow this Study Group to learn how to use Wolfram System Modeler to make complex, hierarchical simulations of all kinds of systems. The first several sessions cover examples ranging from gyroscopes and joysticks in physics to epidemic modeling in biology, to chromatographic columns in chemistry. After covering some fundamental topics with the use of the examples, this Study Group goes on to explain how to create and analyze new models, connect to real-world applications and analyze results with the Wolfram Language and the basics of the Modelica language.

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Test-Driven Development

Test-Driven Development
Video Lesson | FREE

Learn to develop test-first in the Wolfram Language using the testing framework MUnit along with Wolfram Workbench. The details of writing test expressions and testing strategies to ensure that your tests are useful will be explored, along with deployment and workflow integration. The class requires some experience with programming.

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Testing and Modeling Turbines, Gears and Drivelines with the Rotating Machinery Library

Testing and Modeling Turbines, Gears and Drivelines with the Rotating Machinery Library
Archived Event | FREE

This webinar shows the new System Modeler Modelica library for rotating machinery. The Rotating Machinery library allows you to test novel designs or identify faults in rotating machinery like turbines, motors and drivelines. Within the library, you'll find fundamental components of rotating machinery, such as gears, shafts and bearings. These components are designed to be flexible, enabling you to observe deformations and accurately capture real-world responses under different loads, for example, vibrations, deflections and contact stresses.

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That's Random! Or Is It?

That's Random! Or Is It?
Interactive Course | FREE

Requirements: No particular prior knowledge of randomness is required. Knowing how to interpret a bar chart and understanding the terms integer, 2D and 3D would be beneficial.

Certification Levels: Completion

From selecting lottery numbers to testing new medicines, making sure something is truly random is important business. In this Computational Thinking module, you will learn how to recognise randomness, understand what makes something truly random and see how sample size can affect your opinion of randomness. You will explore what random noises, images and shapes look like before going on to generate your own. By learning how to use code to generate these random outputs, you will learn about pseudorandomness—computers’ attempt at true randomness.

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The Code behind Arrival

The Code behind Arrival
Archived Event | FREE

In this recorded livecoding session, Christopher Wolfram discusses the logogram analysis tools he created for the 2016 film Arrival, in response to the request from director Denis Villeneuve and his team to analyze the aliens' fictional, nonlinear visual language and provide code and visualizations for the screen. Christopher demonstrates the development processes he went through, as well as new explorations into the language.

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Time Value of Money

Time Value of Money
Video Lesson | FREE

Requirements: The course is for those who have basic familiarity with Mathematica. General knowledge of mathematics is recommended.

People move money from the present to the future and vice versa through saving and borrowing. To evaluate these transactions, financial analysts weigh present and future cash flows. With customized financial examples, such as discounted cash flows and mortgage valuation, this class introduces the mathematics of time value and the built-in Wolfram Language functions that make calculations quick and easy. This class is for those who have basic familiarity with the Wolfram Language. General knowledge of mathematics is recommended.

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Course Type

  • Interactive Courses
  • Video Lessons
  • Video Courses
  • Instructor-led Courses
  • Archived and Special Events

Interactive Courses

Also known as MOOCs (massive open online courses), these courses are hosted on the Wolfram Cloud and allow you to interactively explore concepts using Wolfram Language functionality.

  • Self-paced with progress tracking

  • Include video lessons, exercises and problems, quizzes, exams and a scratch notebook

  • Sharable completion certificates available for all courses

  • Wolfram Level 1 proficiency certifications available for select courses

Video Lessons

Short recorded lessons that provide limited instruction on a computational topic or for using Wolfram tech.

  • Quick-start videos

  • Lessons from content experts

  • A wide variety of beginner-level lessons

  • Free to watch

Video Courses

Video series that build on preceding lessons to provide comprehensive instruction.

  • Each video course features a playlist of sequential lessons

  • Recorded by Wolfram certified instructors

  • Comprehensive coverage of a particular topic

  • Free to watch

Instructor-led Courses

Scheduled as online and in-person classes, these courses provide comprehensive instruction guided by a live instructor.

  • Registration required to reserve your seat

  • Taught by Wolfram certified instructors

  • Opportunity to pose live questions to experts in the room

  • Course completion certificates available

Archived and Special Events

Presentations by Wolfram developers, content experts and instructors.

  • Webinars on special topics and new release functionality

  • Livecoding sessions

  • Wolfram Daily Study Groups

  • Free to watch