Eilidh Troup's blog

EPCC storms ahead in cycle challenge

Author: Eilidh Troup
Posted: 21 Mar 2016 | 10:13

EPCC staff have enthusiastically engaged with the ‘Love to Ride, Edinburgh’ cycling challenge. This is an effort to get more people to cycle within Edinburgh for environmental and health reasons through fun workplace competitions. Workplaces compete in a league based on the number of staff and EPCC is currently topping the departmental league (50-199 staff) .

SPRINT v. 1.0.7 released on CRAN (R package repository)

Author: Eilidh Troup
Posted: 30 Oct 2014 | 16:28

sprinter

It's always good to end a project on a high so I was delighted to end my recent assignment to the SPRINT project by overcoming a few tricky technical obstacles and having the latest version of SPRINT accepted into the CRAN repository of add-on packages to the very popular R statistical computing software. This will make it much easier for users to discover and install SPRINT and gain from the fast processing of larger data sets that it can provide.

Sorting algorithms for 9-year-olds

Author: Eilidh Troup
Posted: 20 May 2014 | 11:54

At St Peter's primary school recently I had a go at teaching the P4 and 5s (8-10 year olds) about what computers really do, in particular sorting and searching algorithms.

Supercomputers at school

Author: Eilidh Troup
Posted: 22 Mar 2013 | 14:56

National Science and Engineering Week 2013 saw a gang of four from EPCC and Cray head to St Peters RC Primary School in Edinburgh. The group was introducing some ideas and activities about supercomputers and what they are used for. The group, Jo, Jason, Eilidh and Alistair were talking and interacting with the primary 5, 6 and 7 classes.