We are working with the RTI-VIPS project to simplify the deployment process for their Reflectance Transformation Imaging software, packaging these complex components into an installer designed for use by researchers
By Steve Crouch, Research Software Group Lead.
During August, the Institute’s Research Software Group has helped developers in the areas of reflectance imaging and field theory to improve the usability and sustainability of their research software. We’ve also heard back from a previous project, where our work continues to realise a significant impact. Our Open Call is still open until 30 September - If you are looking for help with your own research software, why not submit an application?
1-5 September 2014, The Natural History Museum, London
by Farah Ahmed, SSI Fellow and X-Ray CT Facility Manager, Natural History Museum, London
By Felipe Montefeltro, postdoctoral researcher at São Paulo State University, Brazil.
This article is part of our series: a day in the software life, in which we ask researchers from all disciplines to discuss the tools that make their research possible.
The application of computer-based technologies was once largely constrained by the high price of both hardware and software. In the past decade, the price of both has fallen to a much more affordable level. Now, computer-based methods are available for a greater number of palaeontologists.
By Gillian Law, TechLiterate, talking with Michael Chappell, University of Oxford.
This article is part of our series: Breaking Software Barriers, in which Gillian Law investigates how our Research Software Group has helped projects improve their research software. If you would like help with your software, let us know.
Sometimes you just have to recognise that you can’t do everything, acknowledge that someone else has more experience and skills than you do, and accept their help.
That’s what Michael Chappell, Associate Professor in Engineering Science at…
By Simon Hettrick.
Most people turn apoplectic when faced with someone who “thinks outside the box” or attempts to harvest “low hanging fruit”. And rightfully so. We’ve learned to vilify management speak, because it’s wasteful and verbose, but what about its visual equivalent? It’s time that we start saying “NO!” to meaningless images.
The world of software is a grim place if you need an image for a website. This is down to a fundamental problem: you can’t see software. This leads a lot of people to think “you can see computers!”. But there’s only so many times that you can…