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I'm a graduate student. I study the sun by running high-performance simulations and analysing the results. I have been programming for many years. I may not be in a position to be able to answer a lot at this time, but I can still contribute by voting up/down and/or modifying others' answers! :-)

Areas of interest are listed below, in descending order of familiarity.

OPERATING SYSTEMS PROFICIENCY:

  • Mac OS X
  • Linux (generic)
  • Windows XP and later (limited)

LANGUAGES KNOWN:

  • Fortran (90 and later)
  • MATLAB (plotting, ffts, basic syntax)
  • BASH scripting
  • C/C++, Java
  • GNUPlot
  • Python
  • (Select others....)

EXPERIENCE BY TOPIC:

  • Fourier Transforms (FFTW, FFTPACK5.1, MATLAB), though less so when it comes to signal analysis applications
  • Finite difference methods (ordinary and combined-compact)
  • Spectral transform and psuedospectral methods for solving equations
  • General numerical analysis
  • Solar physics
  • OpenGL (very limited)

Sep
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awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
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awarded  Revival
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awarded  Teacher
Jul
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awarded  Curious
Jun
13
comment Installing hebrew (culmus) on Mac using TexLive
Shoot -- it was about 2.5 months ago, and I remember entirely giving up after that and some other failures. I wish I could remember, but it was too long ago and I don't remember the details. I do remember that it seemed to be a pretty complex failure -- not something trivial to fix -- which is a large part of why I gave up. Again, I'm sorry that this isn't more helpful! :(
Jun
11
comment Installing hebrew (culmus) on Mac using TexLive
I never did get it working. I imagine it's possible, but the instructions given were not enough to make it work.
May
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awarded  Yearling
May
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comment Glossaries with numberlist also counts TOC, LOF, LOT
How could this be done for ordinary glossary entries rather than acronym entries?
May
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comment How can I tell TeX Live Utility where my TeX distribution is?
Downloading/installing the latest version of MacTeX (as opposed to TeXLive) worked for me!
May
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comment Tex Distribution Pane not working after installing BasicTex2013
Downloading/installing the latest version of MacTeX (as opposed to TeXLive) worked for me!
Apr
25
answered How can I tell TeX Live Utility where my TeX distribution is?
Apr
25
answered Tex Distribution Pane not working after installing BasicTex2013
Apr
16
asked How can I add annotations to my astroads.bst bibliography?
Apr
8
comment Issue with xindy for package glossaries
I also use makeglossaries. Adding sort=def to the package declaration line (e.g. \usepackage[xindy,sort=def]{glossaries} worked for me also. Unlike @cosmicraga, I do use simple, custom sorting keys, although none of them have commands in them. Even with these custom sort keys, this fix worked for me with no obvious side-effects.
Mar
30
comment Installing hebrew (culmus) on Mac using TexLive
Note for anyone who reads this post: the ivritex package nominally contains culmus. It does not seem to install it, however. These instructions did not work "out-of-the-box" for me.
Mar
30
comment Installing hebrew (culmus) on Mac using TexLive
Thanks for your work! Unfortunately, that site doesn't solve the issue of installing on Mac.
Feb
14
comment How can I make a Curriculum Vitae or Resume in *Tex with variable length?
This is awesome! It sounds like it could be exactly what I'm looking for. If it's not too much trouble, could you provide a MWE with, say, a single educational experience? Bibliography filters are completely new to me. I think I could fiddle with the rest as long as I had that much. In particular, I'm looking for what files would be needed and what each file would contain at minimum. Thanks so much!
Feb
13
comment Can we make a love heart with LaTeX?
Thanks! I appreciate your explanation.
Feb
13
asked How can I make a Curriculum Vitae or Resume in *Tex with variable length?
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