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Episode 6: Cython

March 31, 2011 by


Listen to the podcast Bootstrap yourself in and prepare for episode 6! This week we discuss the Cython project and some of the impressive things you can do with this ever-more essential language. The skinny is that code written in Cython can be compiled to C, which in turn can be compiled by your favorite […]

T+2 and SciPy 2011

March 28, 2011 by


Hello All, Due to scheduling issues this week, we will be recording Episode 6: Cython on Thursday.  Sorry for the delay.  It will be worth the wait; I promise! Additionally, last week the Call for Submissions to the SciPy 2011 conference went out.  As the conference is hosted by one of our sponsors (Enthought) and […]

Episode 5: Reproducibility in Scientific Computing

March 23, 2011 by


Listen to the podcast On episode 5, by popular demand, we discuss the theme of reproducibility in scientific computing. Today we hit on a lot of topics, but don’t be saddened by the current state-of-affairs! We also cover tools, standards, and attitudes that provide new hope for a brighter future. The moral: Conversations on reproducibility […]

Episode 4: PyCon 2011 Recap

March 17, 2011 by


In episode 4 we present a fun, yet by no means comprehensive, overview of PyCon 2011. PyCon, the conference dedicated to the Python programming language, presents a unique opportunity for meeting and engaging not just the traditional software development community, but also the scientific computing community. This year promised to be the best ever, and […]

T – 1

March 15, 2011 by


Hello All, I just wanted to let everyone know that we will be recording our episode tomorrow night, rather than our usual time on Tuesday evenings.  So don’t worry; it is coming!  Moreover, this episode is on a super-special topic which is near and dear to my heart. Be prepared for an awesome QTile show! […]

Episode 3: A Semiconductor is not Someone Who Works Part-Time on a Train

March 9, 2011 by


In episode 3, we add a dash of experimentalists to the show. The purpose of tonight’s episode is to drive home the fact that computers are fundamentally analogue devices. Every time we execute code or move the mouse around the screen, a physical process is occurring on our CPUs. Today we attempt explore the whole […]

Episode 2: Introducing Scientific Data Visualization, Dimensionality, & Interactiv…

March 1, 2011 by


In episode 2, we introduce the concept of data visualization with an eye towards scientific computing. In specific we try to address the problem plotting in an intractable number of dimensions and why a scientist might choose an interactive graphical interface rather than a static one. Unfortunately, the skype-gods must be angry because they rudely […]


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