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Devac  ·  224 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 13, 2018

    Recently I have been refreshing/relearning some dynamic-system modeling and controls and playing with some data visualization stuff in jupyter notebooks. It's one place where a 'hobby' and 'might someday be useful at work or somewhere' overlap.

I hate to break it to you like that, but it sounds like both drive and smarts. Also, what are you modelling?

ThurberMingus  ·  223 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It feels more like temporary fascination than drive, but I'm going to run with it.

I've just been modeling springs and dampers and orbiting bodies, the kinds of stuff that shows up in examples mostly. And with those I have been digging into numeric integration methods and trying to implement those for myself.

Devac  ·  223 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Cool! If you don't mind a recommendation on numeric integration, here is a list of papers by professor Trefethen. YMMV, but I think they are well written and ranging from mildly interesting to "this offhand comment just explained my problem!"