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Good software list to enhance productivity of DSP designers.

Started by bharat pathak April 12, 2008
Hello All,

  So far we had discussions on listing good books on DSP
  and also some free books available online.

  Let us start this discussion thread, on which free softwares
  DSP designers use to enhance their productivity? Like for 
  example octave/scilab/rlab or others.

  Please also mention that if the software runs only on windows
  /linux or both, and some useful features of the softwares.

Regards
Bharat Pathak

Arithos Designs
www.Arithos.com

DSP design consultancy and Training company.

"bharat pathak" <bharat@arithos.com> writes:

> Hello All, > > So far we had discussions on listing good books on DSP > and also some free books available online. > > Let us start this discussion thread, on which free softwares > DSP designers use to enhance their productivity? Like for > example octave/scilab/rlab or others. > > Please also mention that if the software runs only on windows > /linux or both, and some useful features of the softwares. > > Regards > Bharat Pathak
Hi Bharat, In my opinion the most important software is the OS. linux has saved me many hours of frustration and provides an extremely powerful tool to the engineer (or any other person savvy enough to run a linux box). A few simple examples: 1. Universal access. Universal access. Universal access. Universal access. This is probably the biggest pole in the tent of the linux advantage. Some examples: a. I can access my home machine from anywhere there is an internet connection via ssh. b. I can maintain work on a subversion repository on my home machine. A recent example of this advantage: In taking a class at NCSU where we used Cadence on the school machine, I maintained the files (schematics, simulations, etc.) on my home machine via an svn repo. Also, speaking of Cadence, running linux provided a seamless interface to that X11-based application and the school computing systems in general. While other students were downloading putty and trying to figure out how to use it, I simply typed "ssh -XC myusername@xyz.ncsu.edu" and was done. c. I can sit at my computer and administer problems on my wife's computer (which is in another room). Of course it could be in another state as well. d. I maintain my checking account in a postgresql database. When I was on-site for a client in Calfornia, I was able to access that database and update it from CA. e. Of course anything I needed on my home system was immediately available via scp. 2. I no longer email documents to my clients. Instead, I set up an svn (subversion) repository for their project, and then provide web access to that project. They can then browse that project at their leisure or can checkout the repository just like any other svn repo. This requires the use of a) the apache web server, b) the subversion server daemon, and c) the mod_dav_svn apache module and corresponding configurations. Note also that authenticated access can be enforced if necessary. 3. This may sound insignificant at first, but I don't believe it is: A lack of reboots. With MS, it seems that a minimum of two reboots a day is necessary and in some situations several per hour. linux requires rebooting perhaps once a month. I can't imagine being pidgeon-holed back to a MS operating system at this point, and if I have any choice about it I never will. -- % Randy Yates % "The dreamer, the unwoken fool - %% Fuquay-Varina, NC % in dreams, no pain will kiss the brow..." %%% 919-577-9882 % %%%% <yates@ieee.org> % 'Eldorado Overture', *Eldorado*, ELO http://www.digitalsignallabs.com
Randy Yates <yates@ieee.org> writes:
> [...] > linux
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.24.4-64.fc8 #1 SMP Sat Mar 29 09:15:49 EDT 2008 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux -- % Randy Yates % "She tells me that she likes me very much, %% Fuquay-Varina, NC % but when I try to touch, she makes it %%% 919-577-9882 % all too clear." %%%% <yates@ieee.org> % 'Yours Truly, 2095', *Time*, ELO http://www.digitalsignallabs.com
On Apr 12, 6:12 am, "bharat pathak" <bha...@arithos.com> wrote:
> Hello All, > > So far we had discussions on listing good books on DSP > and also some free books available online. > > Let us start this discussion thread, on which free softwares > DSP designers use to enhance their productivity? Like for > example octave/scilab/rlab or others. > > Please also mention that if the software runs only on windows > /linux or both, and some useful features of the softwares. > > Regards > Bharat Pathak > > Arithos Designswww.Arithos.com > > DSP design consultancy and Training company.
I think you will find that the most productive engineers aren't pushed to use free tools by their management. John
John <sampson164@gmail.com> writes:

> On Apr 12, 6:12 am, "bharat pathak" <bha...@arithos.com> wrote: >> Hello All, >> >> So far we had discussions on listing good books on DSP >> and also some free books available online. >> >> Let us start this discussion thread, on which free softwares >> DSP designers use to enhance their productivity? Like for >> example octave/scilab/rlab or others. >> >> Please also mention that if the software runs only on windows >> /linux or both, and some useful features of the softwares. >> >> Regards >> Bharat Pathak >> >> Arithos Designswww.Arithos.com >> >> DSP design consultancy and Training company. > > I think you will find that the most productive engineers aren't pushed > to use free tools by their management.
You're correct - they run at full-speed voluntarily. -- % Randy Yates % "My Shangri-la has gone away, fading like %% Fuquay-Varina, NC % the Beatles on 'Hey Jude'" %%% 919-577-9882 % %%%% <yates@ieee.org> % 'Shangri-La', *A New World Record*, ELO http://www.digitalsignallabs.com
On 12 Apr, 14:05, Randy Yates <ya...@ieee.org> wrote:
> John <sampson...@gmail.com> writes: > > On Apr 12, 6:12 am, "bharat pathak" <bha...@arithos.com> wrote: > >> Hello All, > > >> &#2013266080; So far we had discussions on listing good books on DSP > >> &#2013266080; and also some free books available online. > > >> &#2013266080; Let us start this discussion thread, on which free softwares > >> &#2013266080; DSP designers use to enhance their productivity? Like for > >> &#2013266080; example octave/scilab/rlab or others. > > >> &#2013266080; Please also mention that if the software runs only on windows > >> &#2013266080; /linux or both, and some useful features of the softwares.
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> > I think you will find that the most productive engineers aren't pushed > > to use free tools by their management. > > You're correct - they run at full-speed voluntarily.
Do you mean that they use free tools? Rune
Randy Yates wrote:
> John <sampson164@gmail.com> writes:
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>> I think you will find that the most productive engineers aren't pushed >> to use free tools by their management. > > You're correct - they run at full-speed voluntarily.
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All you need is a pensil, a shit of paper, a smart head and an assiduous 
ass.

Archimedes, Newton and Einstein perfectly dealt without any software.

Why the fuck do you need anything more then they needed?

VLV




bharat pathak wrote:

> Hello All, > > So far we had discussions on listing good books on DSP > and also some free books available online. > > Let us start this discussion thread, on which free softwares > DSP designers use to enhance their productivity? Like for > example octave/scilab/rlab or others. > > Please also mention that if the software runs only on windows > /linux or both, and some useful features of the softwares. > > Regards > Bharat Pathak > > Arithos Designs > www.Arithos.com > > DSP design consultancy and Training company. >
On 12 Apr, 19:15, Vladimir Vassilevsky <antispam_bo...@hotmail.com>
wrote:

> Archimedes, Newton and Einstein perfectly dealt without any software.
Maybe they did. But at least Gauss, and I think also Euler (or was it Leibnitz?), complained about all that time spent on menial computations; time that ought to be better used. Rune
> All you need is a pensil, a shit of paper, a smart head and an assiduous > ass.
I guess the "shit of paper" is for use on the ass!? "Hey, what did the constipated mathematician do? - He worked it out with a pencil!!!" *boom*boom* > Archimedes, Newton and Einstein perfectly dealt without any software.
> Why the fuck do you need anything more then they needed?
They didn't have 15 billion calculations to do that morning?