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How to add a FEniCS shell module in Docker file

Docker is a set of coupled software-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service products that use operating-system-level virtualization to develop and deliver software in packages called containers. The software that hosts the containers is called Docker Engine. In our lab we mostly use the open source tool FEniCS for computation. FEniCS is a open source library, that is maintained […]

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How to visualize which part of mesh is with which processor

In our research we come across many high scale problem which need to be solved, and it is very important that the approach should be efficient. One of the way by which we can run a program parallelly. In our lab we commonly use Python language and FEniCS for computation. How to do parallelization for […]

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How to Plot a Graph | VEUSZ | For a Function

Veusz is a scientific plotting package. I have been using VEUSZ to plot graphs for my research work. I found this package very easy and efficient. Today I was trying to plot a graph using a function, and this is interesting to know with VEUSZ it took me only 5 mins to plot … Steps […]

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FEniCS is incredible!

I have been using FEniCS in my research for the past two years, and I have to say that it is just pure gold in scientific computing with differential equations. It helps you think way beyond the constructions of domain-specific implementations of finite element method. You will not understand its powers until you have faced […]

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LaTeX for beginners – A quick start

There are different ways through which one can start to use latex for documentation. We can use Overleaf, sublime, atom , texstudio, Mactex, and many more for the same. I had tried using overleaf, sublime and texstudio for documentation and decided to use Sublime text editor because I found it convenient and easy. To start […]

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Some basic applications to improve the productivity of a researcher

This is purely based on my experience. I am listing some of the basic applications which may help the new researchers: Slack – New way to communicate with your team. It’s faster, better organized, and more user friendly. Gmsh – FE mesh generator. Paraview – Post-processing, results visualization Zotero – a free, easy-to-use tool to […]

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Preconditioners

Today we are going to learn some important concepts related to matrix solvers. We will learn some of the preconditioners. They are often used as a black box in ABAQUS. We use its output ignoring the mechanism behind it. I hope with going through this blog post you will get a fair idea about the […]

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Untangling Research Through Zotero

Now if you know anything about research, you will know that the first step and the only continuous step in every type or stream of research is READING. You start your research by reading hundred’s of journals, articles, web-pages etc… and you pursue your research by doing the same thing. Until you reach the end, […]

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Parallel Computing with FEniCS

Parallel computing refers to breaking down a larger problem into independent smaller parts that can be executed simultaneously by multiple processors. The result is generated by combining results from all processors. It saves a lot of time and money compared to serial computing, where only one instruction is executed at any moment of time. In […]

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