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  1. Rearrangements in Jamming

    In collaboration with Johannes Simon, Zorana Zeravcic, Simon Dagois-Bohy, Brian P. Tighe and Martin van Hecke

    In the last decade, computer simulations have been used to gain insight in the behaviour of granular matter. This has allowed a description of the behaviour for small deformations. In this project, we are working on what happens beyond small deformations. read more

  2. about me

    Merlijn van Deen is a PhD student in soft matter physics at Leiden University, and contributes to open source in his spare time.

    Science

    • Merlijn S. van Deen, Johannes Simon, Zorana Zeravcic, Simon Dagois-Bohy, Brian P. Tighe and Martin van Hecke: Contact changes near jamming. Physical Review E 90 020202 ...
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  3. raw_input in matplotlib with plot interaction

    When working with data, you sometimes need to view the data and give input on how to continue. However, a simple
    plot([1,2],[1,2])
    answer = raw_input()
    
    will not work: the plot GUI will block while the raw_input() is waiting. The following is a (admittedly hacky) solution to this problem: run raw_input() in a seperate thread, and poll the GUI using waitforbuttonpress(): read more