Get to Know the Elephant: Interested in an IIT Mathematica User Group?

Are you interested in learning more about how to use Mathematica to do amazing and useful things, or want to share your own knowledge? Mathematica is a very powerful integrated system for symbolic and numerical mathematics, graphics, data analysis, statistics, and simulation, with built-in data sources for exploring real-world (and real-time) data from many fields. Like the parable of the blind men and the elephant, many people think they know what Mathematica is, but usually they only know a small part. The IIT Mathematica User Group (IITMUG) is a way to find out more.

IIT is fortunate to have a site license which allows its use by students, faculty, and staff, and even installation on personal machines. We (John Erickson, Math, and Grant Bunker, Physics) want to assess your (the IIT community’s) interest in having informal monthly meetings to share tips and techniques, give brief presentations, swap code, and showcase amazing Mathematica concoctions from IIT and elsewhere.

If you think you may be interested in participating in IITMUG, please email bunker@iit.edu or john.erickson@iit.edu with the subject line “IITMUG”. If you have a preference for (or aversion to) certain meeting times, please indicate that also.