Module Overview

Practical Computing for Mathematics

A continuation of the skills learned in stage one of the Programme with emphasis on Advanced
features of Excel.
It will also introduce the student to the Linux environment with a look at Shell scripting and use of
Python through Linux 

Module Code

MATH 2813

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Linux Environment:

Introduction to the Linux directory structure
Use of basic commands in Linux such as ls, cd, pwd, mv
Introduction to a Linux editor such as gedit or nano
Write basic shell scripts
Using Python within a Linux environment

Excel Advanced:

Pivot tables
Pivot reporting
MOD function
Advanced formulae such as SumIf, Count, vLookup
Use of statistical functions
Other advanced functions e.g. pattern matching, index and match

LaTex :

Revisit Latex and use it to write up a project 

The material will all be laboratory based with plenty of practice in each discipline.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100