One of the side effects of having the word 'visualisation' in your job title is that people expect you to know something about the subject. Accordingly, every now and again I get contacted by one of my colleagues who needs to draw a graph, or reformat an image, or incorporate a visualisation into a document, and is - usually - too busy with other (probably more important) activities to spend a lot of time figuring out how to make a graphics package behave itself and do the right thing.
Monday, 23 May 2011
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
I have not yet written a note about the good experience I had at the 2011 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research in Chicago, where NAG had a booth with demonstrations of our library routines. ....I guess 'now' is as good a time as any to do so. The conference was very well attended, up around 30% over last year by many accounts, and included a wide variety of analytical types; academics and practitioners with many different specialities. It was a good opportunity to understand how the best analytical techniques are applied in different environments. During the three days my colleagues and I managed to talk with lots of people. Some were users of NAG routines and some who did not know us at all. It was a pleasure to meet all of you. My note is just to say thanks to fellow attendees, as well as the organizers, for a stimulating 3 days – hope to speak with many of you again soon
Posted by David Cassell at 10:28