[GRASS-dev] Introduction and GSoC

Eric Momsen eric.momsen at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 17:04:30 EDT 2012

On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 2:41 PM, Wolf Bergenheim
<wolf+grass at bergenheim.net> wrote:
> Hi Eric!
> It might help us in trying to classify you if you could tell a bit about
> your programming experience. What languages are you comfortable with? I see

So far I have been using mostly java.  I wrote a small implementation
for a pattern mining algorithm in R, and will be doing a little prolog
this semester.  Years ago I helped set up a data transfer/validation
system ( Oracle database <-> visual basic <-> website), but those
skills are pretty rusty now.  I certainly expect to learn more

> that you are interested in data mining, which is unfortunately something I
> know very little about... Did you see any ideas which interested you? You

The first project for animating raster/(and possibly vector) time
series data was interesting, as well as a number of the imagery

> can of course also come up with your own project. Is there for instance some
> data mining module missing from GRASS? That could be interesting, especially
> if you prepare a good solid proposal for it.

I was actually hoping to get farther along with my own research to be
able to (selfishly) propose something directly helpful to my work.  (I
do understand the goal is the code, but if I could meet both goals...)
 So far I seem to be stuck on the pre-processing side of things.  I
will touch base with my adviser again next week to see if we can come
up with something interesting to propose.  If we do come up with
something, should I sketch the idea here first?  Is someone available
to mentor?


> --Wolf
> On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 20:14, Eric Momsen <eric.momsen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I'm relatively new to the GRASS world, and thought I would send a
>> quick introduction.  After spending some time in the "real" world as
>> an engineer, I have returned to university life and have a first goal
>> of a master's degree in computer science.  My research currently
>> involves data mining in an agricultural setting, and the tools include
>> GRASS and R.
>> I'm trying to decide if I've come up the learning curve far enough to
>> contribute new code for GRASS as part of the Google Summer of Code.  I
>> must decide soon, the deadline for student applications is approaching
>> fast :)
>> I've seen the list of project ideas on the wiki, there is a lot there!
>>  Would anyone want to suggest a few that could be a good place for a
>> new arrival to start, and/or would tie in well to data mining?  I'm
>> happy to discuss on the list, or you can contact me at eric dot momsen
>> at gmail.
>> Thanks,
>> Eric
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