Course Lisp Programming

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  • Course Lisp Programming : Content

    In the course Lisp Programming participants learn to develop applications in the functional programming language Lisp. Lisp is one of the oldest programming languages, but has been modernized to a significant degree in the course of its existence. Lisp is a machine independent language and is ideally suited for Artificial Intelligence software, because Lisp can process symbolic information effectively. The most commonly used Lisp dialects today are Common Lisp and Scheme .

    Lisp Intro

    The course starts with a discussion of the fundamentals of functional programming and expression evaluation. Next the program structure of Lisp applications, symbolic expressions and the macro system are discussed. Attention is also paid to atoms, lists and strings.

    Lisp Syntax

    Like any programming language, Lisp has variables, types and various control flow constructs. These are discussed in the module language syntax.


    And also functions in Lisp are treated with the defun macro, with optional, rest and keyword parameters and with return values. Attention is also paid to typical functional functions such as lambdas and mapping functions.

    Data Structures

    Subsequently the various data structures that Lisp has to offer are on the course schedule such as sequences, lists and arrays, record structures, property lists, trees, hashtables and sets. The operations on these data structures such as unions and intersections between sets are also discussed.

    Lisp I/O

    And also input and output in Lisp applications is treated. This covers Stream I/O, input and output functions and reading and writing from and to files.

    Classes and Structures

    Finally the course concludes with a discussion of classes and structures in Lisp. The bundling of code in packages and the reuse of code by means of inheritance are also treated.

  • Course Lisp Programming : Training

    Audience Course Lisp Programming

    The course Lisp Programming is intended for anyone who wants to learn programming in the functional programming language Lisp.

    Prerequisites Course Lisp Programming

    In order to participate in this course basic knowledge of programming in another programming language is beneficial to understanding but is not required.

    Realization Training Lisp Programming

    The theory is discussed on the basis of presentation slides. The theory is further explained through demos. After discussing a module there is the possibility to practice. Course times are from 9.30 to 16.30.

    Certification Lisp Programming

    After successful completion of the course, participants receive an official certificate Lisp Programming.

    Course Lisp Programming
  • Course Lisp Programming : Modules

    Module 1 : Lisp Intro

    Module 2 : Language Syntax

    Module 3 : Functions

    Functional Programming
    Lisp Roots
    Lisp Dialects
    Common Lisp and Scheme
    Machine Independence
    Expression Evaluation
    Macro System
    Lisp Executer
    CLISP Compiler
    Program Structure
    Symbolic Expressions
    Atoms, lists and strings
    List Forms
    Naming Conventions
    Scalar types
    Numbers and Characters
    typep Predicate
    type-of Function
    setq and defvar
    Operators and Control Flow
    cond, case, when
    loop for, dotimes, dolist
    Defining Functions
    defun Macro
    Parameter Passing
    Optional Parameters
    Rest Parameters
    &rest Symbol
    Keyword Parameters
    Return Values
    return-from Operator
    Lambda Functions
    lambda Expression
    Mapping Functions

    Module 4 : Data Structures

    Module 5 : Lisp I/O

    Module 6 : Structures and Classes

    Arrays and Indexing
    Sequence Functions
    cons Record Structure
    Property Lists
    Fill Pointer
    Unions and Intersections
    Trees and Hashtables
    I/O Streams
    Reading Input
    Input Functions
    Output Functions
    Formatted Output
    File I/O
    Opening Files
    :element-type Keyword
    :external-format Argument
    :direction Keyword
    :output Keyword
    Reading and Writing
    Defining Structures
    defstruct Macro
    Access Functions
    Copier Function
    Package as Namespace
    Creating Packages
    Using Packages
    *package* Variable
    Creating Classes
    defmethod Macro
  • Course Lisp Programming : General

    Course Forms

    All our courses are classroom courses in which the students are guided through the material on the basis of an experienced trainer with in-depth material knowledge. Theory is always interspersed with exercises.


    We also do custom classes and then adjust the course content to your wishes. On request we will also discuss your practical cases.

    Course times

    The course times are from 9.30 to 16.30. But we are flexible in this. Sometimes people have to bring children to the daycare and other times are more convenient for them. In good consultation we can then agree on different course times.


    We take care of the computers on which the course can be held. The software required for the course has already been installed on these computers. You do not have to bring a laptop to participate in the course. If you prefer to work on your own laptop, you can take it with you if you wish. The required software is then installed at the start of the course.


    Our courses are generally given with Open Source software such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, Tomcat, Pycharm, Anaconda and Netbeans. You will receive the digital course material to take home after the course.


    The course includes lunch that we use in a restaurant within walking distance of the course room.


    The courses are planned at various places in the country. A course takes place at a location if at least 3 people register for that location. If there are registrations for different locations, the course will take place at our main location, Houten which is just below Utrecht. A course at our main location also takes place with 2 registrations and regularly with 1 registration. And we also do courses at the customer’s location if they appreciate that.


    At the end of each course, participants are requested to evaluate the course in terms of course content, course material, trainer and location. The evaluation form can be found at https://www.klantenvertellen.nl/reviews/1039545/spiraltrain?lang=en. The evaluations of previous participants and previous courses can also be found there.


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