get_next, get_prev, in Python OrderedDict 08/2018

I provide an example class based on an OrderedDict — with an adjunct dictionary to index to the next and prev OrderedDict entry. In my case, I have a rather static OrderedDict: it is a dictionary of AISC shape objects. The function set_prev_next() must be called after each operation that modifies OrderedDict. class MyClass(coll.OrderedDict): mynpdict […]

ASCE 7-16 Ice Loading 04/2018

Function get_iceweight, a function of … structural shape all kinds of structural shapes pipe, HSS, bar L, 2L, 2L spaced C, MC W, S, M, HP WT, ST, MT ‘basic’ ice thickness from ASCE map importance factor for ice function of height above grade topographic factor ice density Excel implementation … Self documentation for function […]

The Scientific Paper — Is It Obsolete? 04/2018

The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) April 5, 2018 The scientific paper is obsolete. @jsomers predicts what will take its place: The Atlantic Excellent article. BUT What would protect the author’s IP? How long could one use the paper before the publication software became obsolete? Short of obsolescence, periodic software upgrades might break the publication software. So, at […]