The use of Linear Algebra in Programming.
December 23, 2012 10:46 AM Subscribe
I just finished my first course in Linear Algebra. I know a fair amount of Python. Please help me come up with a project that combines the two.
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This past Fall semester, I took Linear Algebra I, a 200-level Math class at my school. (The next class, sequentially, is Linear Algebra II -- a 300-level class which is much more proof based.) I don't want to list everything that I learned, but I will say that the course covered a lot of material, and was quite rigorous.
Through the lectures, my professor would frequently reference Linear Algebra's application to computer science/computer graphics (e.g. how each pixel in an image can effectively be manipulated as an entry in a matrix).
Likewise, I want come up with a project that combines my newly acquired knowledge of Linear Algebra, with my ability to program.
A couple of notes with regards to the type of project that I am looking for:
1. I'm not really interested in game design or computer animation (and I know that both are predicated on Linear Algebra).
2. I really like databases. In addition to Python, I know/am learning SQL -- I would love something of the sort that combines matrix manipulation with querying a database (if this is even a thing.)
3. I'm learning Django, so any idea that involves building a (not too complex) web app would be great.
Thanks a lot!