While the extensible markup language (XML) has received a great deal of attention in web programming and software engineering, far less attention has been paid to XML in mainstream computational science and engineering. Correcting this imbalance, XML in Scientific Computing introduces XML to scientists and engineers in a way that illustrates the similarities and differences with traditional programming languages and suggests new ways of saving and sharing the results of scientific calculations.
The author discusses XML in the context of scientific computing, demonstrates how the extensible stylesheet language (XSL) can be used to perform various calculations, and explains how to create and navigate through XML documents using traditional languages such as Fortran, C++, and MATLAB®. A suite of computer programs are available on the author’s website.
Table of Contents
Text and Data Formatting. Xml Essential Grammar. Xml Data Processing with Xsl. Computing with Xml/Xsl. Producing and Importing Xml Data. Appendices. Index.
C. Pozrikidis is a professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is well known for his contributions in fluid mechanics and biomechanics, applied mathematics, and scientific computing. He has published numerous research papers and is the author of eight books and the editor of two contributed volumes.