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Michael Croucher
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Slides from my talk this morning 'Is your research software correct' http://mikecroucher.github.io/MLPM_talk/
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Wish I could claim they were mine but they are not. Link in the last slide or 2
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Some time in 2013, I helped out at a Software Carpentry event at The University of Bath.  As with most software carpentry boot camps, one of the topics covered was shell scripting and the scripting...
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A heat engine takes high entropy heat energy and converts it to low entropy, actionable, kinetic energy. a data engine is powered by large unstructured data sources and converts them to actionable knowledge. http://inverseprobability.com/2014/07/01/open-data-science/
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'50 visions of Mathematics'. Edited by @samparc1, foreword by @daraobriain and a tiny contribution by me :) http://www.walkingrandomly.com/?p=5467 
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Chapter 1 of 'The MATLAB Guide' converted to IPython notebook. Wonder if the whole book could be done? http://www.walkingrandomly.com/?p=5434 #Python 
One of my favourite MATLAB books is The MATLAB Guide by Desmond and Nicholas Higham. The first chapter, called 'A Brief Tutorial' shows how various mathematical problems can be easily explored with...
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In April 2014, Fernando Perez gave a talk about the IPython project at The University of Manchester. See it here. #Python
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If anyone is in Sheffield next week.....
Tickets are running out quickly!
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Scilab/xcos versions of Simulink models used in control theory teaching http://www.walkingrandomly.com/?p=5538 
I currently work at The University of Manchester in the UK as a 'Scientific Applications Support Specialist'. In recent years, I have noticed a steady increase in the use of open source software fo...
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+Moshe Bino, Have a look about Power Shell:
http://www.walkingrandomly.com/?p=5523 
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The latest code optimization project I worked on was in Python. 3 times speed-up http://www.walkingrandomly.com/?page_id=5122 
At the University of Manchester, I offer a code optimization service for languages such as Mathematica, MATLAB and Python.  I also work with people external to Manchester in my own time.  Here are ...
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Hi,
Could you create performance comparison between NAG Toolbox and MATLAB for Large Scale Sparse Linear Equations? Thank You.

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See here:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/24027509/solving-sparse-symmetric-positive-definite-linear-equation
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Nice mathematics in this post. Trivial to port all of the code to #python :)
 
Plot and solve differential equations! http://buff.ly/1v5o3x2
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Except if you plotted in Python, the plot would be much more attractive... and you'd have a choice of several brilliant plotting libraries.
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    Theoretical physics PhD, 2000 - 2005