Matlab from the Ubuntu Menu

Getting stuff to work from the Ubuntu Menu is pretty straightforward, but I ran into some little problems that confused me with Matlab. This post goes through the steps and difficulties I had, which might be useful in general, not just in relation to Matlab. First up, I installed the Student Edition of Matlab (currently [...]

Posted on September 28, 2009 at 8:56 pm by Paul Brabban · Permalink · 8 Comments
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Induction Week 2009

Before each academic year, there’s ‘Induction Week’, where alongside the orientation stuff going on for the new students, the academics running the courses sell their wares to the students who’ve signed up to do an MSc. There’s a choice of 25-odd courses which seem to cluster around formal methods, artificial intelligence, high performance computing and [...]

Posted on September 27, 2009 at 9:25 pm by Paul Brabban · Permalink · Leave a comment
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One Down

Yep, I passed my first MSc module, fairly comfortably as it turns out. The results were posted up to an adminstrative system based on Peoplesoft when they were ratified. I’m pretty chuffed to have passed, to be honest. The information and adminstrative facilities Manchester makes available online are great for me, being a little too [...]

Posted on July 28, 2009 at 8:31 pm by Paul Brabban · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Waiting for results…

My grades for the Semi Structured Data… module will hopefully be out next week. I’m fairly confident, as my coursework marks were safely in the pass territory, so it’s not bothering me too much. If I wasn’t confident, I’d probably be a nervous wreck by now. I have an exam voucher for the Sun Certified [...]

Posted on June 27, 2009 at 2:14 pm by Paul Brabban · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Semi-Structured Data and the Web – Day 4

Homework this work was rather tricky – transforming XMLSchema into a tree grammar representation using XQuery. Sounds simple enough, but I now feel a certain revulsion, maybe even extending as far as hatred, towards XQuery. To be honest, I think it’s got a lot to do with the fact that XQuery is a functional language, [...]

Posted on February 23, 2009 at 11:50 pm by Paul Brabban · Permalink · Leave a comment
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