Archive for May, 2008

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

IDLdoc in the IDL Workbench

IDLdoc support will be added to the IDL Workbench in an update planned for June. This will add some really cool features for those who use IDLdoc and the Workbench: enhanced hover help on routines with an IDLdoc header content assistant on tag names when writing IDLdoc comments menu item and keyboard shortcut to insert […]

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Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

IDL help fixes

I have not been a big fan of the online help in the IDL 7.0 Workbench, but one feature I have been using regularly is the “Send us a comment on this topic” link at the bottom of every help page. Now I click it for every problem in the documentation I see. It doesn’t […]

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Sunday, May 25th, 2008

High-Performance Computing interview

In this recent IT Conversations interview, Jon Udell discusses topics from Greg Wilson’s recent talk “High-Performance Computing Considered Dangerous”. Wilson places a new emphasis on testing and usability over more power and speed. The interview focused on the difficulties of learning techniques in High-Performance Computing and, in general, about the split between scientific computing and […]

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Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Brewer color table fixes

David Fanning made some fixes to the Brewer color tables addressing the issues reported in the comments of the last update by Philippe Le Sage. The update includes the following: Fixing values in sequential and diverging color tables. Fixed up names of diverging color tables I also realized that it was unnecessary to include multiple […]

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Friday, May 9th, 2008

Processing with Javascript

I have always been interested in Processing, the open source project that, according to its website, …is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to program images, animation, and interactions. It is used by students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists for learning, prototyping, and production. It is created to teach fundamentals […]

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Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Information Design Patterns

Information Design Patterns is a site created from a master’s thesis that catalogs many common chart types. Many types are listed along with some useful ways to browse through them. Each chart type consists of description, a sample layout, a real world example, and a (mostly not active yet) implementation sections.

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

X11 2.2.1

There’s an XQuartz update. Remember to keep the package around to re-install after doing updates from Software Update.

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Thursday, May 1st, 2008


I’m in Seattle for the rest of this week and part of next week. See you next Wednesday!

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