[GRASS-dev] Introduction and GSoC

Wolf Bergenheim wolf+grass at bergenheim.net
Fri Mar 23 18:47:52 EDT 2012

On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 22:04, Eric Momsen <eric.momsen at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> languages.
Hmm If you are most strong in Java I'd recommend looking at uDig (
http://udig.refractions.net/confluence/display/HACK/Summer+of+Code), since
GRASS is C and Python. It might be a better match.

> > 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
> topics.
Cool, You should probably think about more than one topic and maybe prepare
several applications.

>  > 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?
There might be someone willing to mentor. That remains to be seen. Would
your adviser be interested in helping to co-mentor you, along with a GRASS
mentor? It would definitely be a good idea to discuss your ideas here
first, it will improve the chances of getting selected.

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