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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Virtualenv+Git how to

If you do Python development, and don't use virtualenv, you should start right away! Not convinced? Just do some internet searches and get convinced. The problem then becomes, how to handle this with your preferred SCM. I use Git, so that's what I'll describe, but the concepts should easily translate to other SCMs.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Pink Lentils ... ├▒am

I found this delicious recipe. My personal touch: add some roasted bell peppers and voilà!

Friday, December 20, 2013

IPython Notebook animations in Google Chrome

Matplotlib offers an easy way to create animations using matplotlib.animation. Furthermore, there are examples showing how to embed dynamically generated animations in an IPython Notebook (e.g. this example).
The problem is that Google Chrome dropped support for H.264 video encoding. Instead if favors Google's WebM standard (open-source and no royalties for browser developers).

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tired of traditional Latex font?

If you are, the you might give this combination a shot:
\usepackage{libertine}
\usepackage{newtxtext}
\usepackage[libertine]{newtxmath}

Sunday, December 1, 2013

TikZ in a nutshell

Here is a nice little set of slides summarizing and exemplifying the most common features of TikZ.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Color it!

I randomly came across this great website (and this other related one). You might find it interesting if you are looking for color palette inspiration.

Here are some palettes I picked by browsing through the website:

Friday, November 1, 2013

iPython Notebooks

They are just great! If you don't use them, you should start right now. Here's a collection of notable notebooks to look at.