Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 2-16-2021
Introduction to MATLAB optimization and vectorization, Graduate Students Tips & Tricks Guide, Guide to Tax Resources and Information
- Speeding up your code: Introduction to MATLAB optimization and vectorization
- Graduate Students Tips & Tricks Guide
- Guide to Tax Resources and Information
Featured Resource: Racial Justice Challenge
Originally held in August 2020, the online Racial Justice Challenge is designed to help the community learn, listen, and take action regarding race, racism, and anti-racism. The self-paced challenge modules culminate in the development of a personalized racial justice plan. The program is sponsored by Fogler Library and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.
1. Speeding up your code: Introduction to MATLAB optimization and vectorization
Wednesday, February 17, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Online via Zoom
Although there are usually many ways to code MATLAB to calculate what you want, the way you set up the code can have a big impact on how long it takes to run. This becomes especially important with larger data sets. In this workshop, we will use a provided example data set to demonstrate a few of the simpler steps you can take to help your code run more efficiently.
This online workshop is intended for people with a basic familiarity with MATLAB and MATLAB code. Participants will need to have MATLAB loaded and running on their computers. This workshop will be held via Zoom. To attend, please register in advance.
About the Presenter
Dr. Andrew Thomas is a Professor of Oceanography in the School of Marine Sciences (SMS). His research is focused on quantifying time and space patterns of temperature and plankton variability in the ocean, especially as they relate to global warming. This work often makes use of global satellite measurements and is funded by both NOAA and NASA. He has been writing code for over 30 years in a number of languages to analyze and visualize large, multidimensional ocean data sets.
2. Graduate Students Tips & Tricks Guide
Fogler Library’s Graduate Students Tips & Tricks Guide is a helpful introduction to the resources and research support services available to graduate students at UMaine. The guide outlines services and resources related to scholarly publishing, accessing resources, teaching, literature reviews, and more.
Archivist Matthew Revitt (email@example.com) encourages faculty to send him curriculum material and publications they may have created on the subject of racial justice.
3. Guide to Tax Resources and Information
If you’re preparing to file your taxes, this guide collects a number of resources that may be helpful. The guide provides links to both federal and state tax information, as well as links for people filing taxes in states other than Maine.