First up, a little background about me: I studied computer science at NYU for three years, then I transferred to Stevens to pursue mechanical engineering for another two. It's all part of a dual-degree program between both schools that essentially allowed NYU to appeal to engineers while having no engineering department or school whatsoever (at least … Continue reading Scheduling courses in MATLAB.
My text editor doesn't spoil many secrets, its title bar simply glows "stop_times.txt - nycsubway". Below that, lines of gibberish seem to cascade downward endlessly, patterns coyly exposing themselves in streaks of data as I scroll down violently. In one file hides every single stop, made by every single train, running along every single route … Continue reading It’s in the Data: TRANSient Beta.
Aesthetic Design Algorithm for Public Transit Information Diagrams, ADAPTiD for short. As of yet, it's just a dinky line simplifier that has been fed data from NYC's PATH rail system, which connects Manhattan with points west across the Hudson. Yes, giving such a project an acronym already is perhaps akin to publishing my work on … Continue reading ADAPTiD