Iain Stenson

Research software engineer. Will try (coding in) anything once. No longer at QMUL.

Iain Stenson

Posts by Iain Stenson

Comparison of Python Distributions on Apocrita

When it comes to picking a distribution, Python programmers are spoilt for choice. We’re going to compare two of the most popular (CPython and Anaconda) and one that promises big perf...

in rse, Dec 01, 2021

Jigsaws with GIMP and Python

Jigsaw puzzles proved wildly popular during lockdown, but they weren’t all done on the dining room table on rainy afternoons. The puzzle faced by researchers from the School of Englis...

in rse, Aug 03, 2021

Faster Fast Fourier Transforms in Python

A little while ago, we were approached by a researcher from the School of Mathematical Sciences with the classic request of “I’d like my code to run more quickly”. They were simulati...

in rse, Jun 11, 2021

Introducing Iain Stenson, RSE

Hello. I’m Iain, the newest recruit to the QMUL ITSR RSE team. We are the group of software engineers within ITS Research who help people at Queen Mary write readable, correct and hi...

in rse, Jul 13, 2020