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posted Feb 19, 2012, 4:40 PM by Tylar Murray

I've updated the content and changed the structure of this website. This 'news' stream is not going to be used anymore. It has been replaced by the new 'WorkStream' page(s).

Out of date

posted Jan 17, 2012, 12:50 PM by Tylar Murray   [ updated Jan 17, 2012, 12:50 PM ]

I have failed to maintain this website as well as I would have liked. I shall come through and update/change everything here soon. I am writing this here so that I feel committed and will actually do it.

FOD sign.

posted Nov 20, 2011, 12:50 PM by Tylar Murray   [ updated Nov 20, 2011, 12:50 PM ]

I have work to get done today. Instead I've decided to FOD area designate my apartment with these signs I made. I think that was a good waste of an hour, yep...

MurrMedia Launch

posted Jul 18, 2011, 6:09 PM by Tylar Murray   [ updated Jul 18, 2011, 6:13 PM ]

I've initiated a web presence in order to promote my knowledge/work with graphics, social network marketing and the web to small businesses. 

Check out the site (still under development) and help me out a lot by liking MurrMedia on facebook!

McM GSA Original Files Hosted

posted Jul 18, 2011, 3:45 PM by Tylar Murray   [ updated Jul 18, 2011, 4:03 PM ]

I'm using this spot to host the .svg files I created for the McM GSA in Fall 2010. They should appear in the 'Attachment' section below. Feel free to download & edit them, just don't make thousands and keep it all for yourself. =P

If you're unfamiliar with .svg files, they are 'Scalable Vector Graphics' and I used and recommend InkScape to edit them.

Enjoy! =D

Protovis Progress

posted Jun 30, 2011, 1:31 PM by Tylar Murray   [ updated Jun 30, 2011, 1:51 PM ]

I've been brushing on html and learning javascript by working with the protovis examples. Today I took this force-directed network and tried to apply it to my ongoing neural network experiments. Writing my data in the correct .js format was easy enough through modification of my project's C source code, so I could then visualize the network as a force-directed diagram like in the example.

The colors represent the 'layer' number, which can be thought of as the order in which the nodes are evaluated. The whole point of this was for me to be able to easily visualize changes as the network matures, so worked with the javascript so that I could get more than one network in the visualization. (I also played with the scaling on the data)

This was cool, but you couldn't tell which network was which and they started out clumped on top of each other. So I decided to make an overarching html page which would incorporate each of the network's pages based off of the html used in the example page. The end result got the job done.
You can see the nodes change size slightly as the strength is adjusted for the connections. For this simple 2 layer feed-forward network this visualization isn't very helpful, but for more complex networks which can dramatically change their structure, this may prove helpful.

NURO & JavaScript

posted Jun 18, 2011, 2:50 PM by Tylar Murray   [ updated Jun 18, 2011, 2:56 PM by Tylar Murray ]

I've put together all of last year's findings into a spreadsheet and done some things to help me evaluate the validity of the data. Some of the results are not as conclusive as I'd like and so it seems like I'm going to have to go back through some image sets and check some of Aaron and Austin's work a third time. I guess it's good that I decided to do the extra work to check all the files personally. I just wish I didn't have to do it again... =P That will have to wait though, since my desktop with all the data is on vacation in the back of my car in a box. 

JavaScript is pretty easy so far. This website is one of the best programming tutorials I think I've ever seen. Hopefully things continue to go this smoothly when I start getting to things I'm less familiar with.

This Summer: an update

posted Jun 17, 2011, 7:46 PM by Tylar Murray   [ updated Jun 17, 2011, 7:55 PM by Tylar Murray ]

  I just got back to Abilene from Flagstaff where I was working at Lowell observatory asteroid hunting. Right now I'm processing the data and learning about javascript and protivis as well. I'm living on various couches and will venture back east soon. Maybe in the dozens of known asteroids we captured there is an unknown somewhere, and hopefully we got some good 'fun' images to play with. I'm excited about this data visualization javascript library; it was recommended to me by my professor-to-be. I think I can find a way to use it for my neural network as well as for what he wants. Yessir, I'm a happy couch-camper/scientist. =]

Here's some fun I had with last year's 'fun' photos:

BS in Physics

posted May 20, 2011, 12:58 PM by Tylar Murray   [ updated May 20, 2011, 1:01 PM by Tylar Murray ]

  I graduated last Saturday, and now have my BS in Physics with minors in both mathematics and computer science. I'm off until June and I'm spending the time preparing to move and working on some neural network software I've been aching to write for some time now. I'm (lazily) keeping a log here:

Last Semester

posted Jan 27, 2011, 1:14 PM by Tylar Murray   [ updated Jan 27, 2011, 1:17 PM by Tylar Murray ]

I'm about ready to be done with school now. Unfortunately, it's only January. I'm currently working on updating the McMurry Physics Department website along with HW and my ongoing Fuel Cell Project.

The old site is found HERE.

The new one I'm working on is HERE.

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