Saturday, February 17, 2007

Ubuntu Linux postinstall notes

After installing an operating system, there are always a zillion changes I have to make to get the operating system operational. I'm new to Linux, so I thought I'd post up a list of changes I made after installing Ubuntu to help out others. These are mostly basic changes such as enabling all software packages, choosing a fast repository, mounting FAT32 drives, making Ctrl+Alt+Del bring up a task manager, installing multimedia software, changing the system DPI, trying to disable the trash feature, and adding an Open Terminal option to the desktop.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Eigenvectors of 3x3 symmetric matrix

A C++ source and header file to compute eigenvectors/values of a 3x3 symmetric matrix. Potentially easier than installing EISPACK, LAPACK, or Gandalf if you only need this single function. Takes about 6000 clock cycles per call on my Pentium 4. Public domain. [1]