April 26, 2009
So I was browsing the Google Open Source Blog, when I found a link to this Git Tutorial. I wish I had found this a month ago when I started learning Git. SymPy only has a very basic tutorial for Git. Their main tutorial is still written for Mercurial, which they used until recently.
Anyway, I have been reading the tutorial, and so far it is awesome, so I thought it would make a good post here.
April 22, 2009
Well, I got accepted into the Google Summer of Code program for 2009. I will be working on SymPy, a computer algebra system written and run in Python. I will be working on building an ordinary differential equation engine for it, as its present capabilities are very limited. You can look at my application abstract. SymPy requires that I blog about my work at least once a week, so here it is. More will be posted here later.
Originally I started this blog on blogger
, but I think WordPress will be a little better. Namely, it seems to support plugins, so I can insert LaTeX code much easier.
It would seem that only blogs not hosted at wordpress.com support plugins.
So I think I will just use LaTeXiT
and do it manually. Oh well. Anyway, here is the Divergence Theorem, which nicely shows both mathematical beauty and LaTeX beauty.