Category Archives: Programming

Modelling Natural Pattens and Forms I: Sunflowers Florets and the Golden Ratio

Il girasole piega a occidente e già precipita il giorno nel suo occhio in rovina …  from the poem  “Quasi un madrigale” by Salvatore Quasimodo.

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Retro Programming II: the Amiga and the Computational Beauty of the Leaf

In my archeological exploration of old computer files, I came across to another simple but interesting Amiga Basic program that I programmed in 1989. It is named “Foglie”, the Italian name for leaves. It was an attempt to explore some ideas … Continue reading

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Awk Programming III: the One-Dimensional Cellular Automaton

Cellular automata (CA) is a vast and interesting topic of computer science and mathematics with important applications in many areas of science.

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Bioinformatics Tools for Protein Engineering​: The MAP server

Mutagenesis Assistant Program (MAP) is a free accessible statistical tool which can be used for the benchmarking of random mutagenesis methods on the protein level. The server is currently hosted at the RTWH Aachen but it can still be accessed … Continue reading

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La programmazione in Awk II: Life in a Shell

Il gioco Life fu inventato negli anni ’70 dal prolifico matematico John H. Conway (vedi [5] per la sua biografia) ed è diventato famoso dopo la pubblicazione di Martin Gardner nella sua rubrica di matematica amatoriale sulla rivista Scientific American … Continue reading

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Awk Programming II: Life in a Shell

The game of Life was invented in the ’70 by the prolific mathematician John H. Conway (on the 11/4/2020 sadly J.H. Conway passed away at the age of 82 after having contracted the COVID-19, see [5] for his biography). The game … Continue reading

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La Programmazione della Unix Shell

Questo blog contiene  una breve introduzione alla programmazione della Unix shell csh/tcsh. Per altri tipi di shells, il lettore può consultare manuali dedicati a questo argomento riportati nella bibliografia alla fine di questa questo blog.

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Introduzione alla Dinamica Molecolare

Lex. I. Corpus omne perseverare in statu suo quiescendi vel movendi uniformiter in directum, nili quatenus a viribus impressis cogitur statum illum mutare. Lex. II. Muationem motus proportionalem esse vi motrici impressae, et fieri fecundum lineam rectam qua vis illa imprimitur. Lex. III. Actioni … Continue reading

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Parallel computing and molecular dynamics simulations

The recent technical developments in parallel computing have made available large parallel computing facilities at relatively contained costs that have stimulated an intense developing activity to realize efficient parallel programs for the scientific and technical calculation. One of the scientific … Continue reading

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A Practical Introduction to the C Language for Computational Chemistry. Part 1

Write in C (Let it Be) When I find my code in tons of trouble, Friends and colleagues come to me, Speaking words of wisdom: “Write in C.” As the deadline fast approaches, And bugs are all that I can … Continue reading

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