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    Re: Using bash to send strings via USB?

    I don't know exactly how you'd communicate via bash, but you might want to consider throwing something together in python which you can run from bash. A number of options are listed here:
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  2. Thread: Fluid dynamics

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    Re: Fluid dynamics

    OpenFOAM. For instance, here is how to do a 2D flow around a cylinder, or a 3D flow around a car.
  3. Thread: Tutoriing system

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    Re: Tutoriing system

    I haven't tried any of these, but you might want to look at:

    Taru

    Web Appointment Scheduling System (WASS). They don't seem to have a SourceForge page, but here's a link to the login page that...
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    Re: Software for Creation of Academic Posters

    The next time (if there is one :) ) that I have to make a poster, I think I might try Inkscape. I knew you could make some very nice looking posters with it since it is vector-based graphics and...
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    Re: Software for Creation of Academic Posters

    This is one of those tasks, especially if you want to put equations on your poster, that LaTeX is well suited.
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    Re: Topography, creating contour lines

    I don't know how this software flew under my radar, but I wanted to thank you for pointing it out. I think I can make great use of this.
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    Re: Topography, creating contour lines

    I was going to suggest R as well, but using the misc3d package. The contour3d function will take in x, y, and z values and will make contours. I'm not sure what kind of interaction you want with...
  8. [SOLVED] Re: Lightning not compatible with new Thunderbird release???

    timgood, I appreciate the solution as it worked for me. I noticed that the version in the line I edited was 3.1.* Do you know if that asterisk is supposed to function as a wildcard, and if so, is...
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    Re: Text mining in R - installing tm package

    And my thanks to you. Until I saw your post I never thought to add the R repository to my system. Now I don't need to wait for newer versions to be backported.
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    Re: Text mining in R - installing tm package

    What version are you running? I tried installing the package on my system (Jaunty) and I got the same error. I noticed that my default ubuntu package was at version 2.8.1, while the tm package...
  11. Re: How to graph two functions with respect to each other?

    I can't help you with wxMaxima or QtOctave, but here is how to do it using R. Here is a sample script (it is actually only a few lines long, but I commented the heck out of it to help you get...
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    Re: Help Finding an App please

    That looks very interesting. I will have to try it out.

    BTW, for others who might be interested, the link to FreeMind is: http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
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    Re: Best place for ebooks

    It depends what kind of reader you have, but you can spend a lifetime going through the books at:

    Project Gutenberg

    Google Books (select the "Full View" option to see the ones you can download)...
  14. Thread: R help

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    Re: R help

    Sorry, I just couldn't help myself. :) I've been teasing EMACS users for 20+ years now. :D

    What I've appreciated from this thread is that out of ignorance I never bothered to look up the local...
  15. Thread: R help

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    Re: R help

    Yes, but what is the nice trick to remembering all those archaic EMACS keystrokes??? :D

    Besides, we all know that vi is the true way to go ..... :P
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    Re: Simulink for Octave?

    That only helps if you actually have the software, and of course, you have to pay for it and it doesn't come cheap. This can be a great detriment to those of us who cannot get academic or student...
  17. Re: Linux alternatives to Lab View for audio sampling?

    If you can't get your data acquisition card to work in linux, have you considered grabbing the data with a sound card? There are a number of programs out there to do this. Most of them are part of...
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    Re: Edubuntu foreign language programs

    I've been refreshing my long-dormant German skills, and one of the tools I use on my Ubuntu machine is Anki to serve up flash cards. You can download user-provided decks for them, or you can make...
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    [SOLVED] Re: What are the < > characters called?

    They do have a fancy name. In typography they are called guillemets.
  20. Re: Comparison of Frequency Distributions for 2 populations (unpaired data)

    Easy. To see what types you can do, check out the help:

    ?png
    It will show you how you can do bmp, jpg, png, and tiff.

    Check out this paper on fitting distributions. In particular, look at...
  21. Re: How can I make this "simple" line/bar chart? (OpenOffice can't do it)

    Because R is designed to do data manipulation and analysis, it is usually very easy to get your data into R. You can save your OpenOffice data in comma-separated-value format and just import it into...
  22. Re: How can I make this "simple" line/bar chart? (OpenOffice can't do it)

    Thank you for the code snippet. I picked up a couple of things there. One thing I would change would be to add
    log="y" to the plot statement and then you don't have to worry about making all...
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    Re: Derive equivalent

    I have not used this, but here is a frontend written in Ruby:

    Kalculus
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    Re: VI for scientific report

    Boy that is the truth. Lately I've been doing a lot of PowerPoint engineering where I'm making slides as part of a group. I waste so much time fixing formatting changes because we are using...
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    Re: Explain this physics

    It gets described as a closed loop wire, but it is really two parallel fixed rails each connected to a pole on a battery (a really really big battery). Think of the armature as a bar that lies...
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