Software

Software

My work involves quite a bit of programming. Here are some of the major tools I am using (all of them are free software)

  • At the moment I use the finite element library Libmesh for most modeling.
  • I am the author of FEVal, a library to transform and evaluate Finite Element meshes and results.
  • For most smaller tasks I use the Python programming language. Together with SciPy this forms a very productive environment for interactive data evaluation and programming.
  • The most comfortable and productive work environment is Arch-Linux.
  • The best editor is GNU Emacs. This is the unified frontend to programming, organization, mail-reading, news, and publishing.
  • To publish web content, Cocoon is great. I designed and implemented the web sites of the Swiss glacier inventory and the site about glacier hazards. Also this site has been created from small XML files with the content and some simple stylesheets.

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