Matrices like the ones shown in the following screen shots are at the heart of computer graphics. They describe objects moving in three-dimensional space. MATLAB's Handle Graphics uses them. So does MathWork's new RoadRunner editor. And so do all popular video games and CAD packages.... read more >>
Quaternions are generalizations of the complex numbers that have found applications in computer graphics and many other fields.... read more >>
In February and March I published three blog posts about an enhancement request for MATLAB concerning tie breakers with the round function, including the ability to round ties to even. Round One, Round Two and Round Three. Since then, a group of us at MathWorks, organized by my colleague (and academic great-great-grand-descendant) Heiko Weichelt, have been considering the request. We had a virtual design review recently. This post describes a prototype incorporating the features that were discussed at that review.... read more >>
Nick Higham's Numerical Linear Algebra group at the University of Manchester is hosting a conference celebrating Jack Dongarra's 70th birthday July 7 and 8. I am giving a talk, virtually, on July 7. I plan to reminisce about how I did computing in the days before everybody had their own computer in their lap. Here are the slides for the talk, some notes, and some links to this blog for more details.... read more >>
The Bucky Ball provides an elegant example of a graph, the connectivity of the Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome.We are also demonstrating publishing this blog with the Live Editor. There is a button... read more >>
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