SciCADE 2013
International Conference on Scientific Computation and Differential Equations
September 16-20, 2013, Valladolid (Spain)

Invited Talk

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Solving Optimal Transport Problems Using Python

J. Van lent

In the eighteenth century the mathematician and engineer Gaspard Monge considered the problem of finding the best way of moving a pile of material from one site to another. This optimal transport problem has since found a wide range of applications such as mesh generation, moving mesh methods, image registration, image morphing, optical design, cartograms, probability theory and many more. In this talk, I will introduce the optimal transport problem and its links to nonlinear optimisation, nonlinear partial differential equations and linear programming. I will illustrate how to use Python and libraries for scientific computing and visualisation such as Numpy, Scipy and Matplotlib to implement and analyse numerical methods for optimal transport problems.

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