Introduction to Makefiles

If you’ve ever attempted to compile some software from source, it’s likely you’ve come across Makefiles. It’s also likely you’ve heard them described as “black magic”. This week, I hope to demystify them, at least a little bit, and explain how some of the magic works. [Read More]
Tags: makefiles

Data Visualisation II

Visualisation Gotchas

Visualising data can be tricky: the human visual perception system is full of hacks built on top of poorly-designed hardware. Take, for instance, the colour of the sky. The air scatters sunlight through a process known as Rayleigh scattering, and the degree of scattering is inversely proportional to the fourth... [Read More]

Data Management

Could you find a document you wrote in 2007? Could you explain how you got the figures or results in that document, and repeat it if needed? [Read More]
Tags: research data