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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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The course Lisp Programming is intended for anyone who wants to learn programming in the functional programming language Lisp.
In order to participate in this course basic knowledge of programming in another programming language is beneficial to understanding but is not required.
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.
After successful completion of the course, participants receive an official certificate Lisp Programming.
Module 1 : Lisp Intro
Module 2 : Language Syntax
Module 3 : Functions
Common Lisp and Scheme
Atoms, lists and strings
Numbers and Characters
setq and defvar
Operators and Control Flow
cond, case, when
loop for, dotimes, dolist
Module 4 : Data Structures
Module 5 : Lisp I/O
Module 6 : Structures and Classes
Arrays and Indexing
cons Record Structure
Unions and Intersections
Trees and Hashtables
Reading and Writing
Package as Namespace
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.
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.
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