I recently had to do some simple parsing in Python. Aside: the Python
requirement isn't particularly principled (I am actually not a huge
fan), but I go where matplotlib
is. I don't think that I have seen a more useful plotting library or
program yet. Having the full power of a programming language
available to munge data into an appropriate form is a major
improvement over ad-hoc data manipulation or selection primitives in
tools like gnuplot. My only complaint at this point is that showing…
Why a blog?
Due to popular demand, I am trying to move some of my ranting and
raving to more static and less visible media. At least here they are
persistent beyond server logs. This seems fairly handy, though, and I
think that I'll probably record some useful information here (if I
ever happen to find any).
Didn't we hear this before?
It is true. In the not too distant past, I claimed that I would start
a blog. I spent some time agonizing over choosing a platform, as you
might expect. I ha…