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Evolution of a Solution

March 31, 2012 by


the thought process of a computational scientist To appease the PI, our hero – the dashing, young scientist – faces down the following problem with moxie normally reserved for Marie Curie. In 2D or 3D, we have two points (p1 and p2) which define a line segment. Additionally there exists experimental data which can be […]

Episode 26: PyCon 2012 Recap

March 19, 2012 by


Listen to the podcast For episode 26, a group of Hacker Within alums visited PyCon 2012 in Santa Clara, CA.  We discuss some of the very exciting developments in the world of scientific computing in Python, including such projects as Pandas, NumPy, PyTables and the incredibly well received new IPython web notebook. Today’s old hats include: Jean-Christophe […]

Binary in a Coalmine; Open Source as a Continuum

March 9, 2012 by


A couple of weeks ago Milad (animal) and I engaged in a lively discussion at the NIF User Group Meeting banquet on the nature of free & open source. Specifically in contention was FLASH, the code we both work on for the University of Chicago. At the NIF User Group Meeting and elsewhere, FLASH has […]


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