Archive for December, 2008

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Word cloud for the last three months

Here’s a word cloud for the most popular words used on this site for the last three months or so. I made the cloud at Wordle, which can make clouds from websites, arbitrary blocks of text, or accounts.

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Code searching

Searching through directories of code can be difficult because there are often many files and directories that should normally be ignored i.e. version control information like .svn and .cvs directories, binary files, etc. acksolves this problem very nicely: it’s easy to use, fast, and only requires Perl to be installed. One caveat: ack doesn’t search […]

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Thursday, December 4th, 2008

IDL Visualization Tour

There is a web seminar on visualization in IDL tomorrow: This free web seminar will be presented by Dr. Mark Piper and will provide details about the visualization capabilities of IDL and practical examples of how to use IDL for visualizing 1, 2, and 3D data sets as well as the different types of visualization […]

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