[Chicago] A sad day for our community. John Hunter: 1968-2012.

Carl Karsten carl at personnelware.com
Thu Aug 30 20:26:19 CEST 2012

On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 12:46 PM, Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
>> In one of John's first presentations to ChiPy, he showed us how he
>> was using Python and matplotlib to map brainwaves. He showed us a slide of
>> an open human skull, with electrodes connected directly to a subject's
>> brain.
> I had the pleasure of working around John here at TradeLink since
> 2005.  (I hesitate to say "work with" because we were never in exactly
> the same group.)  When he interviewed for a job, he gave a seminar
> about his work at U of C.  I don't remember any of the other details
> other than the fact that he had written matplotlib to do the 2D/3D
> plotting, and that picture of the experimental setup with the open
> skull covered with electrodes. :-)
> Oddly enough, I'm not a huge matplotlib user, but I do have a simple
> matplotlib program I use all the time.  It takes a CSV file as input
> and plots a user-defined pair of fields, nothing too exciting.  I
> front end it with a number of different data manipulation scripts.
> Together, they form my main "data visualization" pipeline.
> Perhaps we should collect a bunch of generally useful matplotlib
> scripts/applications and create a single page to reference them on
> chipy.org as a little online testimonial to John's affect on our
> Python lives.

Not just our python lives...

About this episode: "....We had a chipy meeting about matplotlib where
John Hunter recalled a thread on the matplotlib list ...


Carl K

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