The Software Sustainability Institute

PyConUK afforded me a great oppportunity to converse with fellow technicians, including those working in HE.  Carwyn, based at Bangor University, reminded me about the Software Sustainability Institute, based at the universities of Edinburgh, Manchester, Oxford and Southampton.  Whose aim is to support better research by helping researchers to build and use better software.

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Micro Python – shrinking Python down to run on a micro controller (Damien George)

Damien George, a researcher at the University of Cambridge, has rewritten Python to be optimised for running on a micro controller.  For example, the small computers that you might find in your washing machine, sometimes only have 64kb of RAM, so are generally controlled by programs written in C. MicroPython is implemented on Python 3 and includes the usual Python features, such as: floating […]

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