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From: "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <znmeb@×××××××.net>
To: gentoo-science@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-science] RFC: modeling software
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2008 15:07:32
In Reply to: [gentoo-science] RFC: modeling software by Justin Findlay
1 Justin Findlay wrote:
2 > I'm doing some computational astrophysics research, specifically
3 > modeling the effect of star novas on planetary motion and my problem is
4 > that I don't know the best way to do this.
5 >
6 > The nature of this research consists of my extending a model already
7 > developed by my advisor, and the problem is that I want to translate
8 > this model into a simulation and I don't know what software to use. My
9 > advisor has given me full discretion in using whatever tools I need, so
10 > I thought I'd ask here since I don't know where else to ask. Since he
11 > hasn't stipulated the use of any software to model the research I want
12 > to take this opportunity to get experience with some of the FLOSS
13 > projects out there.
14 >
15 > What software do you think would be most useful for this project?
16 >
17 >
18 > Justin
20 "Modeling" is too vague a word to get a meaningful response. However,
21 I'll assume that, since it's astrophysics, that you're solving some
22 equations. There are two ways to solve equations, numeric and symbolic.
23 You can also mix these approaches, although that's more difficult.
25 So ... can you specify the nature of the model? Is it equation-based?
26 Numerical? Symbolic? Algebraic? Integral? Differential? None of the above?
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Re: [gentoo-science] RFC: modeling software Justin Findlay <justin@××××××××.us>