What I'm reading

November 23, 2009

Miscellany. Click through to be info-tained.

PhyloWidget demo

November 17, 2009

What I'm doing

November 11, 2009

Reading about Go, a new systems programming language from the good people at Google.
Tech Talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKnDgT73v8s&feature=youtube_gdata

Looking at drupal modules to add a map of synthesis meetings to the web site:

Reading more about some HTML5 features (canvas, inline SVG, DOM storage and web workers).

Getting Encyclopedia of Life image and classification data in PhyloWidget

October 12, 2009

Just submitted some code to allow PhyloWidget to get EOL Images, and currently working on getting it to load the EOL classification tree. Here are some screen shots of the two working together, showing the EOL primates tree and images:

primates tree


And the biodiversity of the day is: birds.

Botanical Visualization of Huge Hierarchies - initial implementation

October 7, 2009

Programming in the public sandbox areas of Second Life turned out to be pretty painful, so I started with a Processing sketch. It creates a random tree and draws it using the algorithm of Botanical Visualization of Huge Hierarchies section 3.1.

What I'm reading

October 1, 2009

Trees in virtual worlds and GPGPU graph layout.

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