Tsingua University, Beijing, provided the largest audience that I have ever addressed, over 1000 students.
via China Trip Report | Cleve’s Corner.
Tsingua University, Beijing, provided the largest audience that I have ever addressed, over 1000 students.
via China Trip Report | Cleve’s Corner.
These days I find I depend on Publish too as part of the thinking-and-writing loop. So now all the elements are combined: I have an idea, it requires computation, and I head for the keyboard. With Publish, the English and the mathematics and the numerics are coupled from the start.
— Nick Trefethen, Nutty about Writing (via Steve Lord)
Cleve Moler, co-founder, chairman, and chief mathematician of MathWorks, is being recognized with the 2012 Computer Pioneer Award for his invention of MATLAB, a well-known programming environment that allows for much faster solutions to technical computing problems.
via IEEE Computer Society to Honor 14 Technologists at Awards Dinner in Seattle.
This is the final project for my Advanced Mechatronics class at Penn State University. The robot is the skeleton of a turret from the game Portal that uses an IP webcam to track a target and fire nerf bullets at them. This is the current state of the robot as of 5/9/12, but I am currently molding a shell for the frame to make it look like the Portal turret, along with improving my code to make the tracking faster. All programming is done with MATLAB and Arduino.
072 – Madness
Matlab’s version of the Rubik’s Cube is insanely tough to master, unlike their excellent scripting language
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- The differences are not only important, they are HUGE ! far more than I expected, indeed.
- Matlab is a lot faster than R and python.
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The computationally-intensive Matlab, which is used to solve mathematical problems and display the solution graphically, should be a slam dunk for AMD’s four Bulldozer modules and eight integer cores. But for some reason, the FX chip’s performance remains unconvincing.
via Benchmark Results: Matlab : AMD FX: Energy Efficiency Compared To Eight Other CPUs.
this modernization effort would incorporate “the use of computational tools for aircraft analysis that were not available when many of todays textbooks were written.” The specific “computational” tools were MATLAB and Simulink from MathWorks.
via Arizona State Tries Practice over Theory in Engineering Education — Campus Technology.
Why would you want to do that? Well, because other tools understand it. In particular, I’m using the Jenkins continuous integration system (http://jenkins-ci.org/) to automatically run unit tests when I check in code, and make a pretty graph of my progress in writing tests and fixing bugs. You can see a screenshot of Jenkins’ table generated from this data. Here’s a graph of the test trend.
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