Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Research Tools Lecture 13 - if, while, functions, classes

13-python-if-while-def-class.mp3 and org, html, and pdf

I go over boolean expressions (1==1 gives True and 1==2 gives False),
while loops, functions, classes, and start into collecting data with
socat from a weather station on the roof of our building.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Research Tools Lecture 11 - ipython and python data types

org, html, mp3, pdf

Research Tools Lecture 10 - QGIS, Bash script, Healy movie, ipython, matplotlib

org, html, mp3, pdf

Research Tools Lecture 9 - Babel, bash, Google Earth

org, html, mp3, pdf

This is the first lecture where I realized that I should be capturing screen shots from my virtual machine while I teach. I put those into a keynote/powerpoint/pdf.

Research Tools Lecture 8 - More emacs and script files

org, html, mp3

Research Tools Lecture 7 - Emacs and org-mode

org, html, mp3

Research Tools Lecture 6 - KeePassX and Dropbox

org, html, mp3

Things to change:

  • The filenames need to change from keypassx to keepassx!

Research Tools Lecture 5 - Filetypes, Intro to Emacs, Beginning Scripts

5-filetypes-emacs: org, html, mp3

Research Tools Lecture 4 - VMWare Ubuntu Image

4-ubuntu-virtual-machine: org, html, mp3

Research Tools Lecture 3 - Wiki editing, Weather Demo, Basic Cmd Line

3-basic-command-line: org, html, mp3

Research Tools Lecture 2 - IRC, MediaWiki, Basic Shell

2-irc-wiki-basic-shell: org, html, mp3

Research Tools Lecture 1 - Introduction and 1-introduction.mp3

This is a place where people can discuss lecture 1 of research tools. I'm interested in questions, clarifications, corrections, suggestions, etc for all the lectures. I'll do a post per lecture and video. However, the videos are on youtube, so commenting there is best.

The course material is all in emacs org-mode and in later lectures, I will use org-babel to execute code from inside the document to follow the concept of reproducible-research and "tangling" documentation and code. The Research Tools class website has HTML versions of the notes too if you are not interested in the emacs aspect of the course.

I am creating the lectures on the fly (despite trying to get ahead over the last year), so any feedback I get will help me improve the lectures for the rest of the semester.

Please note that I edit the audio files down from the full hour and 20 minutes to about 50-60 minutes. I clean up some of my "um"'s and "ahh"s along with white space, repeats and other non-useful bits. I walk around the class and there I often explain the same or similar concept to multiple people. I try to reduce the repetition. It's helpful in class, but with the audio, you can just rewind it.

The youtube videos are unedited, so they will show more of my typos.