Lecture summary: Programming Techniques for Scientific Simulations

During the autumn semester of 2017 I took the course “Programming Techniques for Scientific Simulations” as part of my BSc course in Computational Science and engineering at ETH Z├╝rich. This is a summary of the course’s contents I wrote and used during the actual exam. Some things are missing, as it was an open-book exam

gnuplot revisited

Here is a more sophisticated example of using gnuplot: set terminal png size 1920, 1080 enhanced font ‘Verdana,15’ # Different log scales set logscale x 2 set logscale y 10 # %L is the exponent of the current log scale set format y “%g” set format x “2e%L” # Move the legend to the top

A simple gnuplot example

gnuplot is a very easy-to-use tool allowing us to quickly plot data we generated with, for instance, a C++ program. Here is a sample gnuplot script – see a brief explanation of the commands below: set terminal png size 900,675 enhanced font ‘Verdana,9’; set output ‘error_plot.png’; set logscale xy; show logscale; set format xy “%g”;