Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Supercomputing at SIU

Check it out:


Anybody interested in doing something?...
Perhaps we should stat with learning how one can used.
If you know anything, please share it.

BTW,  to review Jupiter, watch

Thursday, March 12, 2020


Online teaching tools

We may use this space for sharing our ideas, experiences, questions, and answers as we get prepared to online teaching.  Please use the comments area for this purpose.

Questions to our administrators (who seem to left us to ourselves):
  1. Which software solutions are available at SIU? Are new purchases considered?
  2. Are there docu-cameras available?  Where?  Would SIU buy some for Math Dept? Should we buy our own for preparation videos at home? 
  3. Same question concerning other software.  How to record and edit videos?  Can they be posted on personal blogs?  Elsewhere? (I run a blog for every class.)   Etc., etc.
  4. Can we get a professional help (training and Q&A session)  that will address our specific math teaching needs?  For instance in Nc 356 for all math instructors, some time at the beginning of the next week.
  5. Is there a chance that the final exams can be taken in May on campus? That would be a great deal! It would solve the major headache-inducing problem.

For now, potential software to consider: 

Whiteboards for research communication

How to make your own  videos:

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Happy New Year!

Interesting article in The Atlantic:
The second half promotes Jupyter and Python as the future everyday tool in computing.

See also how to produce images with python  (found by Ph.F.):

Saturday, December 7, 2019


If you want to learn programming Processing
try this fantastic series of youtube lectures by A. Shiff.
He actually follows P2.js,  a sister version of Processing.
They are almost identical.

Start here 
(Youtube lets you speed up the videos).

You might like also this nice short intro to the online version of P5.js.

Friday, December 6, 2019


About plotting:

Have a great, pleasant and productive break!

Friday, November 22, 2019


Dealing with matrices this and that way:

            Meeting of Nov 22

Friday, November 15, 2019



   Tikz-examples.tex     and    Tikz-examples.pdf

  See also: