Python & Matplotlib on OSX

Where we discuss two ways of installing Matplotlib on MacOS.

VPN-only access to the internet

Where we set up a firewall that allows traffic to leave only via the VPN.

Visualizing and pruning the docker image tree

Where we prune unused Docker images, and save a lot of disk space.

SciPy2013 Proceedings

Where I announce the SciPy 2013 proceedings, and talk about how we did it.

scikits-image 0.7

We’re happy to announce the 7th version of scikits-image! Scikits-image is an image processing toolbox for SciPy that includes algorithms for segmentation, geometric transformations, color space manipulation, analysis, filtering, morphology, feature detection, and more. For more information, examples, and documentation, please visit our website. New Features It’s been only 3 months since scikits-image 0.6 was released, but in that short time, we’ve managed to add plenty of new features and enhancements, including

Adobe's new free font: Source Code Pro

Adobe yesterday released its free and open source Type family, Source Code Pro, which includes an eye-pleasing monospace font ideally suited for coding. In the past, and at the recommendation of Fernando Perez, I’ve used the beautiful (but non-free) Consolas by Microsoft; now, which is best? To install on Linux: Grab the font. Copy the files to ~/.fonts. Run fc-cache -f -v. The font should now be available for selection in apps such as Firefox, Gnome Terminal, etc.

Emacs package management

I recently tried to install MuMaMo as one of the dependencies for Takafumi Arakaki’s Emacs-based IPython notebook. The instructions on the MuMaMo webpage were as clear as mud and aimed primarily at Windows users. Enters apt-get for Emacs! My Emacs setup is shared across multiple machines: a synchronized elisp folder, containing *.el files, along with my .emacs configuration. el-get allows you to share your package installation folder in a similar fashion.