The tourbillion which is the holidays is rapidly approaching, and Scientific Computing is here to reduce the stress of the chaos of gift giving. No need to beat your way through the swarming crowds when we can locate gifts for you ranging from the practical to the exotic.
This latest post, inspired by International Talk Like a Pirate Day,1,2 will take a brief look at the Arrr..., I mean R, programming language. R is an open source functional scripting language designed for statistical analysis and data visualization.
One of the most frustrating things about performing online research in a controlled facility, such as a library, is that frequently the only option for saving a copy of the search results is to use their specified printer at 50 cents to $1 a page, possibly more. Many of these sites purposely do not have PDF, or even Microsoft Silverlight, virtual print drivers installed either.
Why customer service is the best marketing -- Randy C. Hice Returning to Houston for the annual Microsoft World Wide Partners Conference this year brought back memories: some dim, some vivid. I was posted in Houston around 1989 for 2.5 years.
Well, having honed my fiction writing skills on a steady diet of corporate expense reports for years, I have released my first novel, a thriller. Writing a novel is hard enough, but among writers, the sardonic joke is that writing a novel is the easy part; getting a novel published is far more difficult, because only a few elements are in the control of the author.
Continuing our exploration of Wi-Fi networks, there may well be times where addressing the connectivity of an individual machine just won’t cut it, and you are looking to improve the overall status of your wireless network and expand its coverage.
web exclusive John R. Joyce, Ph.D. For many of us, it frequently seems that a reliable Internet connection is almost as important as our life blood. Usually, our network connection at work is fairly reliable, but our home office connection? Perhaps not so much.
While researching another column recently, I stumbled across what anyone who needs to manage or troubleshoot a network would consider a marvelous Android1 app. Before any Apple advocates tune out, let me add that I discovered there is also a version for Apple’s iOS
Society seems willing to overlook the nuttiness of some people more than others. Take Jesse Ventura whose resume included Navy SEAL, pro wrestler (such as it is), actor alongside the muscle-caked Arnold Schwarzenegger, an inexplicable stint as the governor of Minnesota, only to wind up trolling the professional lecture circuit
Incredibly, the crescendo of vituperative presidential campaign ads appears to have overwhelmed most of the pre-holiday season advertisements. However, despite that, it is once again time for Scientific Computing's annual holiday gift guide. As always, we have exhaustively searched to bring you an eclectic selection of gifts to entrance those you care about.
Part 3 of 3 web exclusive John R. Joyce, Ph.D. Previous columns in this series have discussed the advantages of configuring your system to use multiple displays, as well as some of the steps to manually configure them. In this column, we’ll examine some of the almost magical utilities they’ve developed to allow you to take control...
Part 2 of 3 web exclusive John R. Joyce, Ph.D. With a little bit of luck, it is no big deal to setup a dual monitor display system. Unfortunately, every so often, it becomes a much bigger project than originally envisioned to get everything tweaked and running the way you want it
Part 1 of 3 web exclusive John R. Joyce, Ph.D. With the advent of large, relatively inexpensive, flat screen computer displays, many people have decreed that there is no longer any point to connecting multiple monitors to a computer. I see where these people are coming from, but I disagree with them
QR codes are growing popularity as a result of their flexibility, data capacity and the explosion in the number of smart phones available . If you were in attendance at Pittcon 2012, despite a tweet from someone saying that they hadn’t seen a QR code anywhere, you will no doubt have noticed that they were everywhere!
web exclusive Randy C. Hice The Hydrogen Bomb was set, fused, and ready to go. We were tense. Nervous. Of course, this wasn’t a thermonuclear bomb, it was a garbage bag of hydrogen, tied with a rubber band, with a piece of fuse taped to the side