PRACE Winter School, Dublin, Ireland. 19-22 Mar

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is pleased to announce the PRACE Winter school 2013 to be held on 19-22 March in Dublin, Ireland. The event is organised by the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) and will take place in the premises of the Chartered Accountants House in Dublin city centre.

The Winter School is a 3 day course focused on scientific visualisation. It is aimed at scientists who wish to learn the fundamentals of several tools and techniques that are commonly used to generate visualisation of scientific research. The school will cover the following topics:

  • Plotting with R (basic R syntax and concepts, preparing your data, plotting packages)
  • Python (basic introduction of the language, use of the Matplotlib library to generate visualisation programmatically)
  • VisIt and Paraview (introduction to the VisIt and Paraview packages to visualise 3D datasets)

The event will be a mix of talks and hands-on sessions conducted in English. All attendees are expected to bring their own laptops to the event for the hands-on sessions. Attendees are expected to have basic knowledge of at least one programming/scripting language (e.g. C, Fortran, Java, Perl, Python).

The school is offered free of charge to students and academics studying/working in PRACE member states (http://www.prace-ri.eu/Members). Lunches, coffee breaks and a social dinner are included as part of the event.

For further information and registration, please visit

The registration deadline is Friday, 8th March 2013. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.