Monthly Archives: May 2014

Meeting on the 30th May

For our meeting this week we have Andreas Schiller from CSIRO talking about “CSIRO Tools and Applications in Support of Environmental Monitoring.”.

Andreas will provide a high-level overview of some of the tools developed by CSIRO and its partners in support of environmental monitoring. He will address applications and scales from the global to the surf-zone, e.g., defence, search and rescue, and tracking of marine debris. He will talk for about 45min and there will be questions and/or demonstrations afterwards.

— When & Where —

Friday 30th May at 9:15am
IMAS Aurora Lecture Theatre – it’s the big lecture theatre on the left as you walk into the waterfront building foyer – 20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point,  next to CSIRO.

Python Install Fest – Resources

Here are some the basic resources needed for tomorrows Python Install Fest:

Notes and Installation Instructions

Code Test Cases

These resources were created by Eric Oliver and me (Rob Johnson), they are provided for free but are in no way exhaustive – there are many ways to do this.


Python Install Fest

This week we have the inaugural DaSH PUG (Python Users Group) meeting and to kick it all off we are running a Python Install Fest.

This session is for people who have thought about using Python but don’t know where to start. During the Install Fest we will help you to install a scientifically capable version of Python and to run a couple of simple test examples.

All operating systems are welcome.


IMAS Aurora Lecture Theatre – it’s the big lecture theatre on the left as you walk into the waterfront building foyer – 20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point, next to CSIRO.


Friday 9th May, 9:15am to 10am.

Happy birthday BASIC!

Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the BASIC programming language!

Happy birthday BASIC!

BASIC is the language that many started their adventures in scientific computing with and the current generation of Data Scientists owe it quite a lot of respect. Dartmouth college and the hall where the very first BASIC code was run are holding a series of celebrations to mark this special anniversary, many of which can be viewed online, and have put together a Docco on the history and impact of the language.

Check out the party here: