Interviews with leaders of the scientific open source software community Vol. 2 (Volume 1 & 2)
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Interviews with leaders of the scientific open source software community Vol. 2

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Second volume of interviews with leaders of the scientific open source software community previously published in FLOSS4Science's blog (now offline - current domain owner has nothing to do with original blog!).

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Edwood Ocasio
Edwood Ocasio

Developer with 20+ years of experience in different programming languages and industries.  Python and JavaScript are currently my main business programming languages and I make a living thanks to them. For the same amount of years I taught college and graduate level courses on computers, software development and mathematics.

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Table of Contents

Doing geospatial business with FLOSS: An Interview with CartoDB         3

Computational astrophysics with the yt project                          6

Geospatial services with FLOSS: Interview with Oslandia                 10

High-quality scientific graphics with MathGL: An interview with Alexey Balakin                                        12

Interview with Ivan Idris author of NumPy 1.5 Beginner’s Guide          17

Analysis of Questionnaire Data with R,

an interview with author Bruno Falissard                                20

Fedora Scientific, an interview with Amit Saha                          23

A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python, an interview with author Hans Petter Langtangen                 26

Computer Aided Design using FLOSS: An Interview with Franz Reiter, lead developer of gCAD3D                   28

Interview with Jeffrey D. Long, author of Longitudinal Data Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences Using R          33

Machine Learning with WEKA: An Interview with Mark Hall                 35

The GNU Scientific Library: An interview with Mark Galassi              40

GNU Octave for the Life Scientist: An Interview with biochemist and author Heino Prinz                                  42

An Interview with Leon Brin, maintainer of Mathbuntu                    46

Interview with the Sage Mathematics Software Project                    49

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