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Hello folks,

My name is Tyler Park and I am a graduating senior in physics at Utah Valley University, about to go into a PhD program at Brigham Young University hoping to base my work in computational physics and condensed matter.  I've worked with Scilab before utilizing its plotting capabilities to plot three-dimensional histograms for my research in inhomogeneous broadening in perturbed angular correlation spectroscopy (just nod your head 'yes').  My minor is in computer science and I have about 8 years experience working with C/C++.  I'm interested in participating in GSoC this year (this being my first year) and contribute my time and effort to such a great project as Scilab. 

I realize it is somewhat late in the game (I mean, application time begins on Monday), but I hope I can get things in order before then.  I've been stewing over possibilities of projects from the idea list on the site and here are a few that I think I can do:

-XML module: I've just recently worked with libxml2 and so this seems conceptually easy to grasp.  I still have a lot to learn about it though.
-Network module: Importing (and possibly exporting) via a http or ftp protocol. 
-m2sci: Matlab to Scilab: I've worked quite a bit with Matlab, but I don't know what needs to be improved upon here.
-Symbolic (Add the possibility to do symbolic computation in Scilab): From what i understand, there's a module in progress for this, but I might decide just to start from scratch again.  I have no idea really how to go about doing this, nor any experience with Maxima, but I'd really like to see this in use.
-Multiple consoles: I have no idea initially how I would do this (maybe after digging around in the code I will figure it out) but it seems like a nice idea.

Has anyone already staked claims on one of these projects, or mentors or users have an opinion on which needs to be done first?

--T. Park
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Hello Tyler,

Le samedi 27 mars 2010 à 13:31 -0600, Orrin Jelo a écrit :
> Hello folks,
>
> My name is Tyler Park and I am a graduating senior in physics at Utah
> Valley University, about to go into a PhD program at Brigham Young
> University hoping to base my work in computational physics and
> condensed matter.  I've worked with Scilab before utilizing its
> plotting capabilities to plot three-dimensional histograms for my
> research in inhomogeneous broadening in perturbed angular correlation
> spectroscopy (just nod your head 'yes').  
Indeed ;)

> My minor is in computer science and I have about 8 years experience
> working with C/C++.  I'm interested in participating in GSoC this year
> (this being my first year) and contribute my time and effort to such a
> great project as Scilab.  
>
> I realize it is somewhat late in the game (I mean, application time
> begins on Monday)
No problem, the most important item is the proposal.

> , but I hope I can get things in order before then.  I've been stewing
> over possibilities of projects from the idea list on the site and here
> are a few that I think I can do:
>
> -XML module: I've just recently worked with libxml2 and so this seems
> conceptually easy to grasp.  I still have a lot to learn about it
> though.
> -Network module: Importing (and possibly exporting) via a http or ftp
> protocol.  
> -m2sci: Matlab to Scilab: I've worked quite a bit with Matlab, but I
> don't know what needs to be improved upon here.
> -Symbolic (Add the possibility to do symbolic computation in Scilab):
> From what i understand, there's a module in progress for this, but I
> might decide just to start from scratch again.  I have no idea really
> how to go about doing this, nor any experience with Maxima, but I'd
> really like to see this in use.
> -Multiple consoles: I have no idea initially how I would do this
> (maybe after digging around in the code I will figure it out) but it
> seems like a nice idea.
>
> Has anyone already staked claims on one of these projects, or mentors
> or users have an opinion on which needs to be done first?
The symbolic is definitely the least important. There are two nice
wrapping available (one on ginac and maxima).

The XML module would be very nice and AFAIK, nobody contacted us about
this.

However, these are IT projects, we are open to suggestions for
physics-related subjects if you have a good idea ;)

Sylvestre


> --T. Park

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