Archive for August, 2006

Monday, August 28th, 2006

File writers for iTools: sparklines example

MGitWriteSparkline is an example of a file writer for the iTools system. It creates a PNG file representing a sparkline for vector data. Sparklines are intense, word-like graphics like 55. Readers and writers are some of the simplest components to add to an iTool and a good place to start learning how to create custom […]

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Monday, August 21st, 2006

NOAA in Second Life

I’ve been considering the possibility of using virtual worlds like Second Life to communicate technical information for a while. In particular, could a virtual classroom in Second Life be an effective way to teach students that are geographically dispersed? What about as a virtual conference room for a meeting? Second Life is already getting some […]

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Friday, August 18th, 2006

IDL to include IMSL library

From the press release: Boulder, Colorado – August 17, 2006 ITT Visual Information Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT), today announced it has reached an agreement with Visual Numerics, Inc. to integrate the IMSLâ„¢ C Numerical Library into its data visualization and analysis product, IDL. The selection of the IMSL Library […]

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Friday, August 18th, 2006

I’m back!

I’ve returned from a great family vacation out east (Boston, Vermont, Cape Cod, and Brooklyn). I should start posting more articles next week, though the frequency may decrease as other work starts picking up.

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