David C Seal
Links and other things
Links, helpful items, and some information about me.
Getting stuff done
- SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics )
- Math arxiv.
- I am a member of the Center for High Performance Computing Education and Research here at the Academy.
- How to use google effectively. A very nice description of adding descriptors to your google searches to be more effective.
- I use homebrew for my Mac machines. You can use that to install important software for writing code such as GDB and modern compilers.
- An SSH Client for Windows: ( SSH Secure Shell Client 3.2.9). In case you've never heard of SSH, this is one way to securely transfer files between two computers that have SSH access.
- An SSH Client for Mac OS X that provides a nice little GUI: ( CyberDuck ).
- First annual Algorithm and Model Verification and Validation for Kinetic Plasma Simulation Codes
- The brand new Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering department at Michigan State University.
- Information for the Advanced Research Computing Support (ARCS) as well as the Center for High Performance Computing Education and Research here at the Naval Academy.
- Non-mission wireless access.
- Gift of travel form from the JAG office.
Information about LaTeX
LaTeX is a typesetting language used to create modular documents with beautfiful equations. There is an excellent community of very helpful people if you run into questions about what they do, and stackexchange is an excellent source of information.
- Linux. If you're running a debian linux distro, such as ubuntu, or linux mint, it's very easy to get latex up and running. Simply install tex-live from the package repositories, and you're off to the races. Kile is a kitchen sink text editor and viewer that is quite popular.
- Windows. Download and install MikTeX. Then you'll need a text editor to write all your stuff. My favorite used to be TeXnicCenter, but I understand that TeXmaker is much cleaner for Windows platforms.
- Macintosh. TeXShop simply rocks. You'll still need to install the back end stuff, which is included in MacTeX.
- Cross-platform. TeXstudio is a cross-platform text editor and pdf viewer. It has many nice features, including auto-completion of environments, and the ability to see in real time the equations that are produced from the source code.
- MathB.in is a nice one-off shot at being able to share typeset code.
- There are a couple of Chrome apps in development that permit typsetting LaTeX in email form.