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Tue 18 February 2014

NEURON simulator on Fedora

Posted by ankur in Tech (209 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I've been meaning to package up NEURON for Fedora for a while now. From the NEURON website:

*What is NEURON?*

NEURON

  • is a flexible and powerful simulator of neurons and networks
  • has important advantages over general-purpose simulators
  • helps users focus on important biological issues rather than purely computational concerns
  • has …

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Mon 16 December 2013

Time and task tracking

Posted by ankur in Tech (1003 words, approximately a 5 minute read)

Being a research student is really tough. I mean tough. The most difficult part is keeping up the self discipline, day after day, week after week. As a research student, you make your own schedule, you even make your own syllabus pretty much. I handle the syllabus part just fine …

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Thu 03 October 2013

Hello research world!

Posted by ankur in Research (861 words, approximately a 4 minute read)

It's been just about a year since I started my research career as a masters student here at the University of Technology, Sydney. I'm working on bio-mimetic navigation for this course, focussed around computational modelling of head direction cells. This post is a traditional "Hello world!" post and documents my …

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Wed 18 September 2013

Fedora 20: first impressions and more

Posted by ankur in Tech (342 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

[caption id="attachment_1445" align="aligncenter" width="638"]I accepted my fate. I accepted my fate.[/caption]

I went ahead and updated to Fedora 20 using the Alpha RC3. One reason is to help test it, provide karma etc., the other is that I simply couldn't wait to use the new shiny packages!

Installation

I …

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