Basic introduction in COMPOSE

solidThinking Compose provides engineers, scientists, and product creators  a high level, matrix-based numerical computing language as well as an interactive & unified programming environment for all types of math operations. Compose is Octave compatible!

In this intro course you will learn:

  • how to use Compose
  • how to solve typical engineering related mathematical tasks
  • how to write simple programs yourself

The course starts from scratch - no programming skills are required!

Course Syllabus

  • First steps
  • Vectors and matrices
  • Plotting
  • Scripting
  • Programming with Compose
  • Complex numbers
  • Zeroing determination
  • How to numerical differentiate and integrate
  • Ordinary differential equations

The video material was created by our Ambassador Manuel Ramsaier (University of  Ravensburg Weingarten / Germany)

First Steps


File Types






Vectors and Matrices


Basic Matrix Operations


Advanced Matrix Operations




Note: Compose is included in your HyperWorks installation (and also part of the free Student Edition). Click here to learn more about Compose.