I feel there are two programs that are essential for efficient use of a personal computer:
two-window file manager
Regarding text editors, people who use NotePad or Word may as well tie a cement block to their mouse. The freeware ConText editor is such a good choice that I would not attempt to duplicate its function. On [...]
This year’s major project at Field Precision is educational — a full-length video course on how to calculate static electric and magnetic fields with finite-element methods. Of course, the sub-context is the essential techniques and insights to use our software effectively (e.g., how to design meshes for maximum speed and accuracy…).
In preparation, I updated my copy [...]
Xojo is a nice programing environment for the quick creation of interactive Windows utilities. Despite its extensive capabilities, a time always comes when you need to accomplish a relatively simple task that isn’t supported. My un-aha moment came when I wanted to fine-tune the cursor position in FP Uniscale using the arrow keys. This capability is [...]
Monte Carlo calculations are by nature intensive. Accuracy is limited by statistics − calculations often require millions of events. In response, we have included extensive support for parallel processing in the GamBet Monte Carlo code for radiation transport:
On a single machine level, the program can employ the full resources of multicore computers with almost no overhead. In [...]