Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematical modelling describes the essential features of a phenomenon or a system in a way that allows the use of various mathematical methods for a deeper analysis. This makes it possible to study, for instance, time development of a system or the effects of changing system parameters.

Formulating a mathematical model can be a challenging task. First of all, it requires a solid understanding of the basic interactions governing the system being studied. Also, a good knowledge of mathematical methods is necessary. Most of CSC users either use established mathematical models or develop new ones. Often the solution of the models is possible only through computer simulations or numerical methods.

CSC supports mathematics and statistics with expert support, tailored training courses as well as software already pre-installed on our supercomputers.

Support and training on numerical methods

A good command of numerical methods is essential when mathematical models are used to simulate real-world problems on a computer. One must choose the right numerical and computational methods and programming tools for the given problem. One must also be aware of the limitations of numerical methods and control the error sources.

Our numerical analysts at CSC can assist you in solving both linear and nonlinear systems of equations, eigenvalue problems, differential equations, numerical integration and optimization problems. We can also offer help with various other tasks related to the processing of numerical data.

Moreover, our analysts also provide courses on numerical methods and the use of mathematical software. Content of the courses will be tailored to meet the specific user needs.

Support for statistics

Statistics is a discipline in which characteristics and qualities of natural phenomena are studied based on observation data sets.

Our statisticians can offer you support in the preprocessing of data, selecting the right method of analysis, as well as on visualization and interpretation of the results.

Software for mathematics and statistics

The following mathematics and statistical analysis software is available for use on our supercomputers:


In case of questions or problems, please contact CSC service desk.