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Saif

  • Website: github.com/saiftynet
  • About: An Orthopaedic Surgeon, A Tissue Engineering Scientist, Lecturer, (and Hobbyist Programmer, Electronics Engineer and Roboticist)
  • Commented on Data Marketing Plan by Perl modules
    I agree data science and analytics is a critical deficiency in Perl...although DS modules exist, very few people exploit these modules as even more exist in Python. Now I am not an expert in this field, and we do need...
  • Commented on Request for Feedback: Perl Documentation Site
    Your effort is very worthwhile, thank you for this. I guess the more the documentation, the more tricky it is to find what you might need. Some kind of analysis that allows assessment of whether the visitor found what they...
  • Commented on Paws for Fun and Profit. Part the First.
    I do find your blogs interesting, and an insight into the thought processes of a developer. And your taking on PAWS will definitely be something I will following...good luck!...
  • Commented on Perl Weekly Challenge 26: Common Letters and Mean Angles
    I always like your explanations and code. One thing that I might suggest that atan2 function should technically give the same result for the mean values as the total values...;i.e. atan2 (1,1) should be the same as atan2(1/10, 1/10) so...
  • Posted Circular observations to Saif

    Selfies demonstrate one of the principal laws of physics, psychosocial development of teenagers and programming. The act of observation alters that which is being observed. It becomes more complicated if the observer is…

  • Commented on Perl Newbies weekly report 2019/9/11
    Hi yuki, I like it. This sounds like a mammoth task...do you have some one to help you? I would also suggest you use links to perldoc.perl.org. etc. For people to experiment I would also suggest allowing people to test...
  • Commented on SPVM monthly report 2019/9/11
    This is excellent Yuki. I would like to understand it better and get some real-life tests. I will definitely check it out....
  • Posted Time Flies, Memories leak...GUIDeFATE getting a timer to Saif

    It appears that I have not had single blog post for 1 whole year. Let's face it, there isn't enough time in the day to everything one might want to do. Procrastination steals more than just time though. The longer one is away from a particular activity the more difficult it is to return to that…

  • Commented on I create new site "Perl Newbie"
    Hi Yuki, Well done. I think newbies do need resources for easy to find help. Been to your GitHub page and found your features include "Header, Hooter and Side bar support"...Here's hoping you never correct that Typo!! Saif...
  • Commented on Reddit: After 2020, European Perl conferences are over
    It is (as the post says) clickbait, but does give an opportunity to reflect on where the future of Perl lies....
  • Commented on Perl Toolchain Summit: People & Projects
    One thing I would like to see more of is PDL. This powerful module, I feel, needs a summit of its own. One thing I would like to see is something like a "Do-it-in-Perl" site where users who encounter a...
  • Commented on Simplify Subroutine Signatures
    I think it is great idea idea. Though I would have suggested extending the existing module, rather than forking Perl ;). The issue, I guess, always is that one doesn't want many conflicting incompatible branches....
  • Posted LOGOesque extension to Language::SIMPLE - Feature creep diverts attention. to Saif

    In an attempt to standardise vector graphical operations in GUIDeFATE (the world's simplest GUI designer) across different back-ends and keep things simple, a little diversion was needed. For a standard vector drawing one might use the…

  • Commented on Solving one of the two great unsolved problems in computer science
    That's because he is off-by-one. ;)...
  • Commented on Language::SIMPLE - The Portable Integrated Scripting System
    Thanks Matthew, and no worries about beta thing...your input was still useful. Perl graphics and graphical interfaces are pretty much a hidden entities nowadays, so any feedback is valuable and encouraging....
  • Posted Language::SIMPLE - The Portable Integrated Scripting System to Saif

    Introducing SIMPLE

    SIMPLE is an experimental attempt to integrate end user scripting into Perl applications. It actually stands for Simple Integrated Modular Programming Language Experiment. The idea is that an application one develops …

  • Commented on Could anybody explain this code?
    Sorry, I think the new perl exectuable is actually printed to the screen?, and the perl gnerated copies the results of running sreen_complete(too long snip).pl into uniprot_archea.fasta. Maybe....
  • Commented on Could anybody explain this code?
    Mixture of bash and perl, aimed at generating another perl script, I think. 1) Bash for every files ending in dat.gz puts that file nam in $i does the following. 2) it unrchives that file 3) the next bit extracts...
  • Commented on Simple Linux Screenshot Application in Perl
    Thanks mate, Actually the clever people are the ones that make the back-ends available to Perl. The problem is that many of the back-ends are difficult to install some really not updated. The idea was to have a system that...
  • Posted Simple Linux Screenshot Application in Perl to Saif

    Shutter, a powerful application for taking screenshots is possibly soon to be removed from Debian, taking with it the last desktop Perl…

  • Commented on A very easy way to create XML
    I think this is very useful, well done. This may duplicate other XML generators/parsers, but seems much simpler to me. Can you retrospectively add attributes or elements to an existing XML?...
  • Posted Ducktaping The Internet To The Desktop to Saif

    Simple desktop applications are generally not what one considers a Perl specialization. Its expertise lies in generating processing and transforming textual data, hence its use in the web, and in tools like GUIDeFATE. This 'duct tape' manages…

  • Posted Websocket Extension for GUIDeFATE - Dialogs and File Operations to Saif

    GUIDeFATE, your favourite Quick-and-Dirty GUI designer for newbies is now acquiring a Web-socket interface. Now this is certainly not capable of competing with those genius applications Mojolicious, Catalyst, Dancer etc. Having only discovered…

  • Posted A new wobbly wheel for GUIDeFATE to Saif

    A couple of weeks ago a little misunderstanding about what GUIDeFATE was about led to an interesting comment. This tool had been designed to simplify GUI design using a text editor, and met the challenges of having a number of weakly supported potential targets to produce a semi consistent…

  • Commented on Four backends now for GUIDeFATE...but the struggle continues
    Hi Ron, This is excellent... I accept your comments about exponential increase of effort with complex scenarios. It is I guess important to try these out in "real-life" applications. A tool is only useful if it makes life easier, the...
  • Commented on Four backends now for GUIDeFATE...but the struggle continues
    Hi Ron, You are right about the issue that the graphical front-end has been done before (different toolkits, with different paradigms, most with little documentation, most...at least for Perl, quite old). And of-course a web front end is also a...
  • Commented on Four backends now for GUIDeFATE...but the struggle continues
    Hi Matthew, Thanks for your insight. Now that xdialog thingy sounds very interesting; presumably it is a built-in interface......
  • Commented on Four backends now for GUIDeFATE...but the struggle continues
    Hi Ron, Thanks for that. I agree re-inventing the wheel is not good, particularly as it is likely the vast majority of coders have superior insight to mine. Essentially...the problem I had related specifically to Qt where the subroutines called...
  • Posted Four backends now for GUIDeFATE...but the struggle continues to Saif

    Just as you are thinking you got the hang of something, believing you know how to work the system, imagining you have a problem licked, then you wake up to find out it was just a dream. That has been my experience in developing GUIDeFATE (A…

  • Commented on Guiding Fate
    @Mohammad, It's already there mate... saiftynet/GUIDeFATE....
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  • Grinnz commented on Request for Feedback: Perl Documentation Site

    Gathering more data in a scientific manner is a good idea, but tangential to what we're trying to find out here. Data won't explain what people like or don't like about the style of the site, or what they wish they could accomplish more easily. Could you elaborate on what you think can be done to improve the site?

  • Jim Davis commented on Request for Feedback: Perl Documentation Site

    I prefer perldoc.pl. Took me way too long to find "quotes and quote-like operators" on perldoc.perl.org.

  • Dean commented on Request for Feedback: Perl Documentation Site

    You might like to plug in something like "mouseflow" (paid) or similar. ClickHeat seems to be the only foss one that i have come across. They are extremely helpful in working out whats valuable on the screen and what isnt.

    In terms of design & layout inspiration, readthedocs.org/io is very popular - so people are accustomed to its layout and possibly its layout is well conceived.

    In fact someone could probably feed perldocs in to it and see what it looks like.

  • Karl Williamson commented on Request for Feedback: Perl Documentation Site

    I like the non-official site somewhat better, but I can't explain why.

    A glitch from the past was that a lot of links didn't work on autogenerated files. I couldn't find any failures in my brief attempts, so maybe that has been fixed.

  • Yuki Kimoto commented on Data Marketing Plan by Perl modules

    I think most Perl mongers don't understand what is needed for Perl about data science.

    I believe complex and difficult things are not needed in business situations of 95%.

    Engineers tend to like complex things, but business needs don't seek complex things in fact.

    If there are simple and portable NDarray and DataFrame and Chart tools, 95% of business needs are satisfied.

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