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The development and use of computer code for academic research.

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Java programming out.readline whats the error here? [on hold]

import java.io.*; public class shhh{ public static void main(String[] args)throws IOException{ BufferedReader out = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader (System....
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how to represent implemented software in thesis [closed]

During my master thesis I implemented a software in c programming language. My thesis is in the Earth Science (Geodesy) field and this software is just GNSS data processing software. Is a Call graph ...
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Applying for MS in CS - what are the programming languages I must know before starting graduate school?

I am an electrical engineer with basic programming skills in C, C++, Python and Java. I wish to pursue my masters in computer science to pursue research (PhD) after working for a couple of years in ...
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Should I use the recommended environment in a programming course, if it's not mandatory?

I'm a first year Physics MSc student. This semester I'll attend to a practical course where we learn to use Python for scientific computing. The course is beginner-level. We will work on our own ...
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How to minimize cheating with open source assignments?

For my computer science programming-based course, I'd like to: 1) host my course and assignments (without solutions) open and free to all (e.g., as public GitHub repos) but this seems at odds with ...
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How to implement flipped classroom for 18 y.o. kids?

I teach an introductory programming course at university where 99% of my students are 18-20 years old. They are used to the old and boring education system they know from high school, so they are not ...
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Is it possible to ask the professor to check assignment before submitting?

I have got assignments related to programming. They are tough and my friends could not get results. I wanted to ask my professor to run them to see whether I did them right or not. (the deadline is ...
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Requests by PhD assistant to Master's Student - Avoiding an unreasonable request

I am a master's degree student that is going to graduate in the next two weeks. After having concluded a master's degree thesis with many econometric models in R I also decided to show the results in ...
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Intellectual property of computer program of another authors equation?

When transfering a rather complex equation from another authors published article, to a computer programming language such as R, does the intellectual property of the script itself belong to the ...
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What programming language should a physics major know? [closed]

Know how of what programming language will come in handy during a physics major's research ?
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Help someone in research paper in practical using my coding skills [closed]

I'm a developer and I want to help someone in research and be a part of it by implementing it practical. Where I can find those people?
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How to Approach Students with Different Expectations on Coding Lab Sessions as a TA

I am a TA for undergraduate Introduction to Programming class at freshman level. I usually have around 30 students per semester who have two hours of lecture earlier during the week with their ...
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How can a TA help a student who is certain she sucks at programming?

I am a TA for an undergraduate Signals and Systems class (Electrical Engineering). As part of this, I lead a lab session, where we teach students how to code up various signal transforming operations ...
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Is there any way to post my code on Code Review Stack Exchange and not be worried about plagiarism?

I am doing my thesis-based master’s in computer engineering and am required to program a tool in C++ as a part of my research. I am quite impressed by the help offered on the Code Review website and ...
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collaboration in phd project from an undergrad student

Actually I am making my PhD studies that is in the field of Computer Science and its algorithms related. There is one part in which for proving my ideas I have to program a web related extensive set ...
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How much programming experience is needed before contacting a college professor for research/internship?

I'm currently a sophomore in high school looking to work with a college professor in the near future. I'm interested in the computer science field, and I was wondering how much programming I should ...
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Automatically checking retracted papers in bibliography

Is there a program or online service to automatically check if there is a retracted paper in the bibliography of a pdf file?
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Should I quit my Ph.D. program in scientific computing to become a software developer? [closed]

I’m three years into a Ph.D. program in scientific computing and I’ve just received my M.S. I’m thinking about leaving school to go to a programming bootcamp and become a software developer. I’ve done ...
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Is there a programmatic way to check that a journal submission follows a style guideline?

Does anyone know of a programmatic way to check if an article submission matches a style guideline? Submitters are likely to be humanists, so LaTeX is not an option. Assume the journal has a Word ...
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Is following video tutorials online of programming plagiarising?

For my dissertation, I have decided to create a program which involves multiple mini games such as a snake game, tic tac toe, maze game and a puzzle game. Although, I liked programming, I struggled ...
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Can I hire someone to write code for my dissertation (if I've designed the algorithm)?

Barring any extremely unfortunate disaster, I am five weeks away from a final defense and a Ph.D. At this point, we are in the re-write stage ("of my unforgivably horrible and weak thesis") but it ...
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Is it possible to contribute a native speaker for editing the paper and add him/her as authors? Is there anyone? [closed]

I'm working on SIMDization and Optimization. I usually do some great jobs. But writing a good article needs a good knowledge of writing skill. I've implemented many programs. I can write and organize ...
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Value of a online masters degree in computer science to aid a slight career detour [closed]

I'm a software professional with 9+ years of experience. I've been working most of my career (6.5 years) on the server side, and middleware with only about 5% exposure to programming (Java). The ...
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How to make programming lectures more effective and stimulating?

I've been assigned the position of Teaching Assistant for the programming part of my university courses in Bayesian Inference, at the MS level. I previously taught a course, a few months ago, in ...
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PhD consisting mainly of programming work

I'm currently a second-year PhD student, in computer engineering. My research area is in computer graphics and virtual reality. I currently don't have a specific goal or problem to solve, except ...
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Teaching a blind student MATLAB programming

I teach a first year undergrad class in MATLAB programming, and one of my students is completely blind. Quite amazingly, the student memorises the whole chapter before class and regurgitates with the ...
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PhD funding agency, and conflict of research and development

I am doing PhD which is funded by Science and technology department. Those coming to check progress (first time) are mainly software engineers, while in PhD the work is research based. So far I have ...
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Protocol emailing R Package creators [closed]

I have found an R Package written up that does exactly what is required but cannot figure out a bug that has presented itself. I have gone through the code and source code for the function and cannot ...
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Does my code count as plagiarism? [duplicate]

My professor reported me for copying off a past students' programming assignment, which I don't even have access to, for these two lines in the middle: void write(void *data, int *length) { char *...
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How to design and structure a technical/programming Thesis

I'm currently writing my bachelor thesis. The scope of this thesis will be approximately 25-30k words/80-100 pages of content. We have only written literature reviews during the course of studies so ...
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How Do I Shift Field of Study? [closed]

I am medical student at Alexandria University, Egypt and I have a question important to my life. I have no passion in what I have learned. I love medicine but not by that way we have to study it. How ...
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Is it acceptable to use Mathematica to derive results in your research?

While doing research in statistics, sometimes I came across complex integration that I can't or don't want to solve analytically. Is it okay to use Mathematica to solve the integration and use the ...
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Modern programming test taking in academia

'd like to know if there's a solid solution for replacing the pen and paper exams in academia. It can be as an additional option, not necessarily a replacement. What do you think is the best way to ...
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Do reviewers tend to reward or dismiss the use of new languages in scientific computing projects?

In the past I used to use a lot of Python/R/MATLAB which are the standard in many scientific disciplines. However, recently I have dived into Julia and now everything I'm doing is in Julia (including ...
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Private Git repositories for students, that don't become public later

Short version of my question: Is there a good way to provide students with free, private, Github-like git repositories, that won't become public later? Background: In computer science, it is ...
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How to reference Python Libraries used in Thesis paper? [duplicate]

I am wondering the best approach to reference and document the various libraries used my thoughts are either reference them in the Technical requirements with a few words on what they do or just ...
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Is making minor adjustments to an online tutorial for a coding assignment considered plagiarism?

For one of my pieces of coursework I have to make a game engine and I wasn't completely understanding what my lecturer was going on about. So I looked online and found a tutorial on how to make one ...
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How to Estimate Times for Projects in a Programming Workshop?

I am going to be teaching a workshop on Julia for data science and scientific computing soon. I came up with a plan that has a lot more than we will be able to do (just in case), but was wondering ...
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What are the legal ramifications of citing scientific articles for producing commercial software?

I am a sophomore student building some software with friends that are heavily based on various articles about distributed hash tables, networking, and various topological mathematical concepts. Since ...
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How far should I help students with learning extracurricular skills?

I am currently a teaching assistant for both master and PhD students. Part of my work included helping and supervising them during several lab experiments (physics). One task of the lab experiments is ...
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Am I not meant to be a software developer? [closed]

The first time I remember wanting to be a software developer was when I was in 8th grade doing a future career project. My first exposure to programming was in high school when I took AP computer ...
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Should I be credited for my programming contribution to a dissertation?

A psychology PhD candidate has been doing research on students (sorry i don't think I can be any more specific than this). They needed someone to develop a application that gathers metrics about each ...
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Software copyright issues [closed]

Who owns the intellectual rights for the newly developed software if it was developed during the employee's free time? The developer was 1) working as full-time employee at university X in Western ...
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How to effect change in a faculty's course materials? [closed]

Synopsis I believe that the faculty's course materials significantly lag behind the industry standards, are of generally low quality and that the assignment submission system as well as other ...
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Publishing code in order to improve my chances to be admitted to a CS graduate school

I am 32 years old now and I want to apply for a degree in computer sciences at a European university. I am afraid they could consider me to be too old. That's why I want to show them somehow part of ...
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Finding a place in interdisciplinary sciences as someone who develops computational methods and algorithms for other fields?

I have a strong background in programming and I'm interested in solving computational problems in other areas like physics or economics. During my bachelor studies I have been involved in several ...
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Copyright regulations for and sharing implementations of previously published computer code

For my research I programmed several optimization algorithms as close as possible to their original implementation/explanation when they were published. The original codes were some times described ...
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Are IPython Notebooks code or slides? (for licensing purpose)

I prepared a short tutorial in IPython Notebook and want to release it on an open license. However, as it is something between code and slides, I do not know if Creative Commons licenses are suitable (...
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What field of study allows a hobbyist to make a potential contribution

What are some fields in which a professional programmer (specializing in Data Science technologies) can pick up hobby projects that can actually contribute something to that particular field. I ...
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Is it possible for a high school student to conduct research into computer science? [duplicate]

I am currently half way through year 10 and I am interested in conducting research into computer science. I am from a public high school in a small town in Australia. I want to go to Massachusetts ...