Archive for February, 2017

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Mathematics genealogy

The Mathematics Genealogy Project is an amazing effort to record basic information about every mathematician in the world. We can create a family tree for any mathematician. Here is my tree: For a description of how to create the graph of another mathematician’s genealogy, see Dana C. Ernst’s article.

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

IDL 8.6: Licensing and updating

Licensing has been the most controversial change in IDL 8.6. The release notes say: IDL licensing is now managed through a 3rd-party solution from Flexera software. You obtain the license through a portal hosted by Flexera, then you can choose to activate the license on a license server or on an individual node-locked machine. This […]

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

IDL 8.6 released

Harris Geospatial released IDL 8.6 at some point in the last couple months—it’s hard to pick an actual day. I’ve heard the release was rolled out to customers in batches since then and it was finally my turn last Friday! The release notes list the new features. I am very interested in checking out the […]

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