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Data Scientist


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awarded  Taxonomist
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comment What software programs are used to draw physics diagrams, and what are their relative merits?
+1 for Inkscape, especially when used with the LaTeX render function. It's nice having diagrams in vector (SVG) form, so that they can be easily rescaled, layers changed and so on, as needed.
Nov
4
comment Software for physics calculations
I tend to use Python with Numpy barebones as it were, without the Sage environment around it. I prefer the combination of interactive and scripting methodologies which I can use with Python rather than the notebook methodology of Mathematica. Sage (at least through the web interface) is more like Mathematica and does cover many of the things you might do in Mathematica. I do sometimes crank up Mathematica to plot a quick graph (Manipulate is a great exploratory tool) but tend to get aggravated by things I would know how to do easily in Python.
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awarded  Teacher
Nov
4
answered Software for physics calculations
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awarded  Supporter
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awarded  Student
Nov
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asked What current alternatives are there to the standard concordance model of cosmology?
Nov
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comment Why is the LHC circular and 27km long?
Could someone please edit the title to include a verb, I don't have enough rep yet: "Why is the LHC circular and 27km long?"
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