Research IT Club – IT Modernisation

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Come along to the first Research IT club of 2020 on the 12th of Feb to hear about the IT Modernisation Programme and how it will interact with the University research community.

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Virtual Environments Top Tips


Virtual Environments are a tool for isolating and tracking the software packages that you use for your work. Why is this useful to you?  Let Research Software Engineers Douglas Lowe and Ann Gledson explain!

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Open Source Interaction and Data Visualisation Tool Launched

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As part of the BBC Data Partnership, Joshua Woodcock, a Research Software Engineer in Research IT, developed the Interaction Data Visualisation Tool, (IDVT); a web-based data visualisation tool for the initial analysis of low-level interaction data taken from object-based user experiences.

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Research IT Club – Comparing Digital Images

magnifying smThe first Research IT club of 2020 takes place next month on the 12th of Feb.  Come along to see our services in action through researcher presentations and to hear the latest research IT news. The February event sees Velson Horie from Manchester Museum describe online image comparison software and accompanying website produced for him by Research IT.  Register now to attend on the 12th.

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Data Visualisation Observatory Launched

DVO v2Research IT will be supporting a new 3D, large-scale visualisation facility in The Alliance Manchester Business School.  Not only will we be supplying our expertise by supporting the facility, but we will also be working to integrate it with the rest of the computational infrastructure at the University.

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Enabling Software for Linux and OSX

code smThe complexity and difficulty of installing scientific software can often hamper it’s uptake and use within research communities. Douglas Lowe, a Research Software Engineer in Research IT, has been working with Dr Eric Prestat from the School of Natural Sciences to solve this problem for Prismatic, a cross-platform research software toolkit.

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