Sven Mesecke's blog

  1. Dash (Zeal) and Julia

    Mo 21 Oktober 2013

    Dash is a brilliant Documentation App for Mac OS X, Julia is a promising new language for technical computing. What's better than getting the Julia documentation, which up to now has mostly lived on the web, into Dash, so that those long train rides through the countryside can be spent …

  2. MATLAB in the Biosciences - a Tutorial

    Fr 11 Oktober 2013

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    The aim of this tutorial is to provide people working in the biosciences with little to no background in programming an accessible and short tutorial on MATLAB basics for common bioscience workflows. It was developed for some courses here at the EMBL and includes exercises …

  3. MATLAB in the Biosciences - Solutions

    Do 10 Oktober 2013

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    Exercise 1

    % there are several ways for creating these arrays
    % 1 - squared brackets
    A = [1 3 5; 3 6 3; 9 8 5]
    % 2 - functions for array creation
    A = rand(3)
    A = magic(3) 
    b = [3; 4: 8] % 3 x 1 - column vector!
    A * b(1)
    A …
  4. Installing julia for data visualization stuff

    Di 20 August 2013

    Julia is a relatively novel language intended for technical computing, basically a direct contender of MATLAB/Octave, Python/scipy/numpy or R. The crucial difference between Julia and the other languages is its powerful JIT compiler, which is responsible for some impressive benchmark results. I'm exploring Julia as a replacement …

  5. Setting up a Mac for Scientific Computing and Software Development II

    Mi 10 Juli 2013

    Part i covered the preparations for installing software development and scientific computing tools: Editors, the Terminal, Mac OS X Package Managers and some bash basics. In part ii we will dive into setting up a Python environment and all tools necessary for blogging and scientific computing. Part iii will decribe …

  6. Setting up a Mac for Scientific Computing and Software Development I

    Di 09 Juli 2013

    Here at EMBL, many people use a Mac for their work. If you want to use your machine for scientific computing and/or software development, a number of tunings will make your scientific life with the Mac much more enjoyable. This post will demonstrate one way, my way, of setting …