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Participation, Engagement and Tentative Schedule

Here is some information that will help you understand what to expect from this Course:

My level of expertise in Scilab
I have more than 6 years of experience using and programming Scilab. I use it in my teaching. Some of my students have used i to develop programs for analysis, design and optimization of steel dome structures. I have not used some features of Scilab, such as, Xcos, wrting C/C++ functions for use in Scilab.

Facilitation level
I intend to help people participate, will answer questions and have contact sessions through Skype/Google Talk.

Modes of facilitation
I will follow a prepared study material in the form of short tutorials, that is available to participants as a PDF file. The schedule will clearly indiacte the sequence in which the study material will be followed. There will be a separate forum topic for each tutorial, where participants can comment, ask questions, answer questions from others. Contact through Skype/Google Talk is dependent on availability and time zone differences.

Tentative Schedule

Course will start from Wed May 25, 2011 (All times are Indian Standard Time +5:30 UTC)
  • Each session of 1 hour
  • Three sessions per week
  • Three weeks
That makes it nine hours of contact. Actual dates and times will be finalized considering time zones and free times of participants

Course Schedule
Date Time Tutorial
Wed, May 25, 2011   Tutorial 1: Scilab Environment
Fri, May 27, 2011   Tutorial 2: Scilab workspace and working directory
Mon, May 30, 2011   Tutorial 3: Creating matrices and some simple matrix operations
Wed, Jun 1, 2011   Tutorial 4: Sub-matrices
Fri Jun 3, 2011   Tutorial 7:Plotting graphs
Mon Jun 6, 2011   Tutorial 9:Scilab programming language
Wed Jun 8, 2011   Tutorial 10: Script files and Function files
Fri, Jun 10, 2011   Tutorial 11: Functions in Scilab
Mon, Jun 13, 2011   Assignment - Developing your function for polynomial curve fitting

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