Davide Gerosa



When I have to install something or hack computer things, sometimes I write down the steps I did (just in case I have to do it again…). Over the years this resulted in a collection of notes/tutorial/instructions to address specific tasks/questions/issues of scientific research. I hope these pages can save you some time, use at your own risk.


⇒ installpython: The best way to install Python

A bit outdated perhaps, this page contains notes to install a fresh python distribution, use python’s virtual environments, have python 2 and python 3 on the same system, and install packages on a cluster. This is the most viewed page of my website!

⇒ installlal: My notes to install the LIGO Algorithm Library (lal)

LAL is the massive library of the LIGO collaboration, with all the software used for analysis of gravitational-wave data. Installation can be tricky, so here is my attempt…

⇒ GWpython: python modules for gravitational-wave research

This is a list of python codes and modules (by me and by others) to perform various tasks in gravitational-wave research. If your code is not here, please let me know and I’ll add it!

⇒ filltex: Automagically fill LaTex bibliography

Are you tired of copying bibtex records when writing papers? We got you covered. This is a web-scraping tool to automatically download citations records from both ADS and INSPIRE and automagically fill bib files. Usage from terminal is straightforward, and it’s also integrated with TexShop!

⇒ svn2git: Farewell SVN, I’m a GIT guy now!

At some point I made the big jump to GIT, I’m a new man and I left SVN behind. These notes describe how to convert old SVN to GIT storing the repository’s history.



Picture: Palms in Los Angeles. That’s so SoCal.