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Teaching good mathematical software practices

On October 17-21, 2016 we organised the Second CoDiMa training school in Discrete Computational Mathematics in Edinburgh. I have wrote a blog post for the CoDiMa website which describes this event – please see it here.

CoDiMa training school at ICMS

A month ago I organised the Second CoDiMa Training School in Computational Discrete Mathematics which we run at the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Edinburgh on October 17th-21st, 2016. The school webpage contains links to the presentations and supplementary materials for all school’s programme. You can now find all #codima2016 tweets on Storify.

Two GAP and SageMath events in November-January

In the next several years we will run a series of annual workshops and training schools in computational discrete mathematics, supported by the EPSRC-funded Collaborative Computational Project CoDiMa (http://www.codima.ac.uk)At the moment, we have finalised dates and locations for the first two of our events:

The First CoDiMa Training School in Computational Discrete Mathematics will take place at the University of Manchester on November 16th-20th, 2015. This school is intended for PhD students and researchers from UK institutions. It will start with the 2-days hands-on Software Carpentry workshop covering basic concepts and tools, including working with the command line, version control and task automation, continued with introductions to GAP and SageMath systems, and followed by the series of lectures and exercise classes on a selection of topics in computational discrete mathematics. The school will finish at Friday lunchtime, with an option to stay for the NBSAN (North British Semigroups and Applications Network) meeting on Friday afternoon.

The First Joint GAP-SageMath Days will be held at the University of St Andrews on January 18th-22nd, 2016. The focus of this event will be on improving GAP-SageMath integration and interaction between our systems. Prior to that, there will be also a GAP coding sprint on January 13th-16th. 

Please check http://www.codima.ac.uk/events/ and follow the CoDiMa project on Twitter @codima_project for further announcements.

Summer School on Reproducible Research

There will be a Summer School on Experimental Methodology in Computational Science Research in St Andrews on August 4-8, 2014.

The purpose of this summer school is to bring together interested computer scientists and other researchers who work in the broadly-defined area of “computational science”, and to explore the state-of-the-art in methods and tools for enabling reproducible and “recomputable” research. The school will cover a number of topics including statistical methods, using cloud computing services for conducting and sharing reproducible experiments, methods for publishing code and data, legal issues surrounding the publication and sharing of code and data, and generally the design of experiments with replication in mind.