On digital archaeology

The year is 4018. German is widely studied by scholars of classical antiquity, but all knowledge of the mysterious English language has died out. Scene: A classics department faculty lounge; a few professors are relaxing.  Prof 1 [rushes into the room]: Guys! Guys! You remember that cache of magnetic recordings they found in the ruins … [Read more…]

Delete MATLAB #1: pyplot does LaTeX

My resolution for 2018 (well, one of them) is to delete MATLAB and migrate to Python. Here’s one very good reason: the pyplot package does basically everything you need for plotting, plus you can write axis labels and legends in LaTeX. Here’s some example code (remember this is best done in Anaconda): import matplotlib.pyplot as … [Read more…]