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On the evils of MATLAB

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Aug. 23rd, 2006 | 12:56 pm
location: 488 Minor Hall, Berkeley, CA
mood: workingworking
music: My labmate talking on the phone in Italian

MATLAB is wonderful software, for some things. However, when one has to do a number of calculations in sequence, it's memory-hogging nature (combined with my poor computer's 867 MHz processor) means that I can set a program running and come back literally an hour later for the results. Grr.

In the mean time, I've been able to guiltlessly spend time reading this website on digital photography. I have so many pictures recently (trip to europe, trip to the lake, nationals, etc) and I want to play with them and do neat artistic things to them.

At least my meeting this morning was productive... I have a much better understanding of how contrast-defocus functions work. Now to write this coherently and calculate some ratios and I can send it off by the end of the week and there are huge amounts of work to be done to make all of this project a master's thesis, but I will get credit for my research credits and I can launch myself into the fall semester feeling I've gotten to some point of completion on this project, delayed as it may be.

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from: shallwedance_
date: Aug. 24th, 2006 01:14 am (UTC)

Luxury! I send a job to the compute pool, asking for 12 machines. It tells me to come back tomorrow morning. :p

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from: anonymous
date: Aug. 24th, 2006 06:22 am (UTC)

The offer to use my desktop computer is still open...

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from: ternarybits
date: Aug. 24th, 2006 06:22 am (UTC)

And naturally, this is me. =)

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