Research and education quanta of an experimental physicist

BROWSE ROOT CLASS REFERENCE QUICKLY

Sep 13, 2016 learning ROOT browser phys-492/592

keyword search ROOT class reference in firefox

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CLASS IN C++

Sep 12, 2016 learning C++ phys-492/592

int var = 3; // declare an integer with an initial value of 3

is easy to understand. int declares the type of the variable var to be integer. Following this concept, we can declare the type of another variable to be Human:

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LINUX GUI

Sep 11, 2016 learning Linux phys-492/592

Linux inherits the Unix Philosophy that a program should do only one thing and do it well. A complicated job should be done with a combination of many small tools. You probably won’t call logging in to a PC and opening a file from a file browser a complicated task. But it takes the following programs to complete the task in Linux:

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WINDOWS IS A GOOD OS FOR PHYSICISTS AS WELL

Sep 10, 2016 learning Windows Linux phys-492/592

Ever since I was a physics major student, I’ve heard from time to time people saying something like this “Windows is for layman, Linux is for elites.” Obviously, they regarded themselves as one of the elites. Ironically, in most of the cases, their bosses were using Windows.

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LINUX DISTRIBUTIONS

Sep 09, 2016 learning Linux phys-492/592

There are many versions of Windows, but there is only ONE Windows. Things are quite different in the world of Linux. There are literally hundreds of Linux distributions out there. Many of them look completely different from each other. In fact, some web sites are created to help people compare and choose different distributions. DistroWatch is one of them. The list there is overwhelming for a regular Windows user.

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Blogs on physics research and educational activities of Jing LIU, an assistant professor in physics at the University of South Dakota.

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