Maastricht

    Maastricht is one of the oldest city in the Netherlands. And because of its position near the border of three countries (France, Belgium and Germany) it was supposed to be one of the most interesting place to visit in the Netherlands in general. It was one of the reasons why we decided to spend one of our last summer weekend at the beginning of August to travel to it instead of Antwerp that is situated in Belgium.

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    Many parts of the old city walls can still be found. There were at least 3 layers of protection, but only the southern parts of the second wall have been well preserved. Parts of the first and third walls are hidden between old buildings.

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    GSoC 2015: Wrap up report

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    The summer is coming to an end (Oh nooo!) together with Google Summer of Code. The time to wrap everything up and write a bit more about what have been done in the Labplot application where I have contributed for 3 summer months.

    The goal of my GSoC project was to integrate VTK library to Labplot to make manipulation and visualization of 3D objects possible. It should be very important part in Labplot in the future because of the fact that it positions itself as an open-source alternative to such kind of proprietary scientific graphing and data analysis softwares like OriginLab where these features are well supported.

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    Akademy 2015: Photo report

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    This year I had a long trip to A Coruna to participate in the Akademy conference. It was an amazing opportunity to meet and to be among people that share the same vision and goal to create and share free sofware to the world.

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    It was also my first time when I travelled such a long distance by bus (from Amsterdam to A Coruna) that spent about 1.5 days in one way, and I hope it’s my first and last experience with that :)

    Unfortunately, this report will be quite short, because after coming back to Amsterdam I got ill after a nice partying on the boat during the Amsterdam Gay Pride that was the immediate continuation of the trip to Spain :D

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    Here you can find my photo report made during the Akademy 2015 conference. In the case if you like to be anonymized, please notify me so I can remove you from the album. All photos are distributed under the CC-BY-NC-SA license.


    GSoC 2015: Midterm report

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    The midterm evaluation has been passed and there is the time to report about features and improvements that have been done during the last weeks of the Google Summer of Code programme.

    3D visualization in LabPlot is supporting now several types of data:

    • Spreadsheet
    • Matrix
    • File sources (currently only .obj and .stl files)

    Via spreadsheets an user can define coordinates of points and triangles that link them to visualize on a plot. Via matrixes a surface can be defined as a set of points with X and Y coordinates determined by matrix element indexes and Z coordinate values from matrix cells.

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    Haarlem

    One month from my last post in this blog. It was an intense month and I couldn’t find any possibility to write something here.

    14 June I was in Haarlem… by mistake. I was going to visit the 3D-Printing exhibition but mixed days in some ridiculous reason. As a result I have spent few hours to explore this city instead. To be honest, if you have not visitted Haarlem before you probably don’t miss anything. But maybe I was in the wrong time to taste the beauty of the city.

    The rail station.

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    The City Hall.

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