The next monthly meet is scheduled on Saturday, March 10th 2018 at 1500 IST.
Venue: Classroom No 1, Aerospace Engineering, Near Gajendra Circle, IIT Madras.
Link for the Map: http://bit.ly/iitm-aero
Talk schedule for the meet
Talk 1: L A TEX for mathematicians and all others
- Speaker: S. Parthasarathy
Description: L A TEX is a very powerful and versatile typesetting system, for high-quality publishing. It is used internationally, by a wide variety of users.
It was originally conceived by Prof. Donald E Knuth, the greatest computer scientist of our times. L A TEX is available for free (gratis), on all, modern, Linux systems.
This short lecture will present an overview of L A TEX with a special focus on creating mathematically-rich publications.
Duration : Approx. 90 minutes.
About Speaker: Parthasarathy is a retired teacher of discrete mathematics, and is based in Hyderabad. He is an experienced user of L A TEX and an aggressive promoter of FOSS. He is also a special editor of PracTex journal, the official journal of the TeX Users Group (TUG).
All his L A TEX related publications are available under a CC-BY-SA license, at : http://drpartha.org.in/publications/downloadlatx.htm.
Prof. Parthasarathy’s profile is available at: http://drpartha.org.in/profpartha/profile.pdf
Talk 2: How to create a sandhi checker for Tamil using python ?
- Speaker: Nithya Duraisamy
Description: Sandhi is kind of conjunction for tamil words. To check for this error is one of the tasks of a tamil spell checker. Tamil grammar gives clear rules to check for the error.
Let us explore on how to implement tamil rules using python.
Duration : 30 min
About Speaker : Nithya Duraisamy, Writer, Dancer, and Programmer.
Get her books at http://freetamilebooks.com/authors/nithyaduraisamy/
Talk 3: brainstorm on building an organization for tamil computing
- Speaker: T.Shrinivasan
- Description: Discussion with all on why/how to start an organization for tamil computing. How free software can be a core value for it? What should be activities for it? What to learn from other free software based organizations?
- Duration : 45 min