The website of James Shaw, a PhD student researching numerical methods for the atmosphere at University of Reading

OpenFOAM on Ubuntu 16.04

27 April 2016

If you want to use the OpenFOAM 3 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, there is no binary package in the OpenFOAM repository at the time of writing.

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Beyond Stack Overflow

4 April 2016

Most researchers I know in my department make regular use of Stack Overflow, the question and answer site for programmers. While it is the oldest and most popular, there are a family of Q&A sites that closely follow the look and feel of Stack Overflow. More than a dozen of these target scientific and mathematical topics, and some are particularly relevant to those of us working in meteorology:

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DatumEdge revival

28 March 2016

This is a revival of the blog previously hosted with Google Blogger. Inspired by Carl Boettiger’s open lab notebook, and talks from Ed Hawkins and Tom Sizmur about academics engaging with online communities, I have updated this website to include more information about me, documents and software that I've written, and links to my online presence elsewhere.

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NetCDF and matplotlib basemap with Python 3

14 September 2014

Ubuntu 14.04 does not have packages for NetCDF-Python or the Matplotlib Basemap Toolkit for Python 3. However, both can be installed from source without too much difficulty.

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Upgrading Intel video drivers for Xubuntu 13.04

26 August 2013

Having purchased a refurbished ThinkPad X301 this month, I set about installing Xubuntu 13.04. So far, the only problem I have had was with the Intel video drivers. I was seeing some screen corruption, especially with rxvt:

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