Saturday, September 03, 2005

Day 123

Finished my old code resurrection, and so for old time's sake I re-ran one of the master scripts: ginger. This does a whole bunch of algorithms and tests over a file of time series data, generating plots and dumps as it goes. It's also reassuring to see that Moore's Law has had its effect over time—back in 1993 it would take hours to run on the fastest SPARC workstation of the era; now, it runs in a minute or two on my current laptop. Even my four-year old Linux laptop copes with 12,000 points of Lorenz data in minutes rather than hours.

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