Current toolkit


I am passionate about finding the best tool for the job. I can get quite picky. In fact, I can get so picky that I spend a significant time researching the best tool for the job instead of working on the problem at hand. In the end, I become also passionate about the tool since I put so much thought and time into my selection process that I become sort of a marketer for it. And the time invested in researching the right tool pays off handsomely in the long-run.

The following are my tools of choice for my current work needs. This list will not include packages that address specific mathematical problems. I stay one level above that.
  • Operating System Text editor: Emacs
  • IDE: Emacs
  • Languages:
    • Python for everything
      • numba for targeted compilation
    •  R to access statistical functionality
    • C for performance
    • CFFI for Python-C interfacing 
    • IPython for interactive sessions
  • Management:
    • source: Git
    • file sharing: BitTorrent Sync
  • Viz:
    • matplotlib
    • whatever is on R
  • Data Stores:
    • HDF5
    • sqlite3
    • InfiniDB
  • Symbolics:
    • mathematica
    • sympy
  • Operating System:
    • Windows 10 for the desktop ok?!?! 
    • Linux for serious number crunching and data handling

Oh and I've got a mobile workstation solution:
  • Laptop: Vizio CN15-A* An amazing value. For about a grand usd you get a 1080 IPS screen, a GPU, and a largish screen and no crapware.
  • Laptop Cooler: Targus Chill Mat with 4-port USB Logitech MK605 Notebook kit for ergonomics
  • Monitor: Asus MB168B+ A portable 1080 16" USB monitor. I was impressed with the performance considering that the video was going over USB.
  • Monitor: Asus PA248 Gives me some more horizontal pixels than "HD" rez. (next monitor will be 4K)

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