Github with Quantum Espresso Scripts

Hello All, As those who know me in person are aware, I will be defending my thesis here in March and will be leaving MIT in June. I started this blog as a way to keep track of my own research advancements and I have been blown away by how much help it has been…

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A fix to the QE module

tl;dc: I have fixed an error in the QE module. Check out the new version here: http://www.levilentz.com/Codes/QE.Index.py Hello All, As you know, I have been working on and constantly expanding my QE module as I need to. You can read about it here, and here, and here. I started it about a year ago when…

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Further Extending the QE Module

Hello All, Welcome to another post in my publishing my work in my perpetual pursuit of get better at coding in the object oriented (OO) coding paradigm and its application(s) to computational material science. Recently I have been working on iOS app development, and it is amazing how important it is to understand OO coding…

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Monitor Available Nodes

Hello All, Sorry this one is a bit late, classes are really picking up. As part of my roles in the Kolpak Group, I am responsible for administration of all of our computational resources at MIT. We have one large 32 node cluster, with 16 processors/node as well as several other smaller clusters. We have…

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Parse Quantum Espresso Output File

Hello All, Sorry for the large delays between updates to this blog. I have been really busy with school, and I will make it a habit to write a weekly blog post from here on it. I just added a calendar event to remind me next week. I have been using python for a while…

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2014: A year in review

I know it seems like I say this a lot, but I really am going to make a better effort of updating this blog, but here we are again with a new blog post. Thanks for being patient, I hope to have some more technical blog posts up soon. Right now, I am sitting here…

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That was a Semester

So first off, I apologize for not posting more often these past months: I was extremely busy with one of the most intense semesters of my life. To give you the highlights: Found Nemo Campus Shutdown Because of Shooter Scare Jaunted around to 5 major US Cities for Two Weeks Was a block away from…

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Shoot From the Hip

The one class I absolutely hated while at SDSU was Comm 103, public communcations. Essentially it was a public speaking class; a class made solely to get awkward people in front of a room to talk about stuff they don’t care about. I did not hate it because I am bad/afraid of public speaking  but rather because it was…

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Online marketing done right

This morning started just like any other morning: a heathy bowl of cereal and a soy protein shake while checking my emails from the night before. The morning routine also includes bumping some of my favorite songs from YouTube or Pandora, etc. Well, this morning a particular favorite came on: Say Hey by Michael Franti…

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