Mathematica is becoming an indispensable tool for doing all kinds of computation and it is important to know how to use it as it will leverage your problem-solving skills, allowing you focus on higher level issues of modelling solutions rather than focusing too much on calculational details.
I will be posting short lessons regularly and the good news is you don’t need to install anything locally as all examples can be run online. If you need to do any form of extensive programming you can always go to the Wolfram Cloud and click on Programming Lab and get access for free.
Instructions on running code
If you don’t have a Wolfram ID, create one as this will give you access to the Wolfram Cloud. After you have done this sign in. If you have one then simply sign into the Wolfram Cloud.
If you have downloaded the notebook file from the blog and saved it somewhere then do the following to upload it to the cloud so you can play with the code.
Step 1: Click on the folder Icon on the top right corner of the screen
Step 2: Then click on the file upload button
Step 3: Go to the location where you stored the file using the open file dialog box. Then select and click on the Wolfram notebook file, it will have the .nb extension.
Step 4: After this, you will see the file loaded in the Wolfram Cloud file explorer on the right. Click on the file, the file you see there will depend on the name you gave it during download so mine will look different from yours
To download the notebook you see in a post go to the lower right corner and click on the button in front of “Source” and you will see a dialog, click download file.
You’re all set!