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From: Justin Findlay <justin@××××××××.us>
To: gentoo-science@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-science] RFC: modeling software
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2008 17:52:04
Message-Id: 20080207175202.GB20488@archimedes.lan
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-science] RFC: modeling software by "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky"
1 On AD 2008 February 07 Thursday 07:07:24 AM -0800, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
2 > "Modeling" is too vague a word to get a meaningful response. However, I'll
3 > assume that, since it's astrophysics, that you're solving some equations.
4 > There are two ways to solve equations, numeric and symbolic. You can also
5 > mix these approaches, although that's more difficult.
7 The equation solving is pretty easily done by hand so far.
9 > So ... can you specify the nature of the model? Is it equation-based?
10 > Numerical? Symbolic? Algebraic? Integral? Differential? None of the above?
12 This is the part I don't quite understand. Maybe I should ask my
13 advisor and then I can come back with a more specific question, but in the
14 movies modeling usually consists of a fancy full color 3D graphical
15 simulation with sound effects. :-)
18 Justin
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