Getting to know strings better in Python!

Hey welcome back!
Solutions to previous post questions:
Exercise: 1. define a function which does the following
print alternate letters
print the leftout letters
example : if string = ABCDEF # output : ACE,BDF # Hints :string[0::2]

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def alternate(string):
    print string[0::2] # print alternate letters starting from 0
    print string[1::2] #print alternate letters starting from 1
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alternate("ABCD123")#call the above "function"

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alternate("I am a good girl")
Ia  odgr
 mago il

Ex2: Writing in reverse

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"Hello World"[::-1] #last index -1 reverses the order of the sentence! basically it reads,
#start from 0 to end by going negative steps
'dlroW olleH'

So we have seen upto now how we can define strings and access its letters in them. Now things are going to get interesting. We are now going to use “functions” or commands that already the computer knows to manipulate a string and make it do things. But first we need to know what the computer understands right? It might be a bit boring, and I am not going to give it to you all at once, but through tits and bits and you can find help from google as always! So lets define a string and begin playing with it a bit. Lets see how many ways we can define a string in python

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string = "I am a String"
multiple_string = """I am multiple line
                    String !
                    I am line 2!
                    Hey I am line3
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'I am a String'
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'I am multiple line\n                    String !\n                    I am line 2!\n                    Hey I am line3\n                  '

O wait, what are those \n? Well computer understands some more letters which humans have no “sound” for. Example, “\n” stands for an “newline”(n for new) , it is basically equivalent of pressing enter! Similarly, “\t” is a tabular space! So in the above example a multiple line string is defined in triple quotes and it automatically takes in “newline” where ever you press “enter”

Ok now lets define some operation on strings. You can “add” two strings just as numerical things by “+” sign.(beware “-” does not work!) you can even multiply a sentence by a number, and it adds the same copy of itself , lets see some example below

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'I am a StringI am a String'
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print "tabs\t"*4
# (the hash is for comment, nothing after 
#this is seen as a command its for you )see the \t after 'tabs'
print "tabs"*4# see the difference. *4 adds
#the sentence 4 times!
tabs	tabs	tabs	tabs	

Well now strings are immutable, i.e. you cannot change a string that you have defined.So any new changes you make must be saved under a new name to start with, you can also “reassign” the “changed” string to the original! Examples

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str1  = "String1"
str1[:-1]# all but the last letter(called slicing)
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str1 #str1 remains the same
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str = str1[:-1]#save it to a new variable 
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str1 = str1[:-1] # or reassign to same variable name ,
#when you dont need the previous sentence anymore in future
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str1# str1 is changed to "String"

Well now we will digress a little and do some numbers and then come back and use “strings” with a lot more power!
We have seen how we can access each letters of the sentence by the positions. How now about we manually do this scan through each letters and do something with it. Lets first do a simple example, how about counting the number of ‘e’ in a sentence. (BTW, ‘e’ is the most frequently used letter in English)

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string  = "Count the number of eee's in me."
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length = len(string) # number of "letters", including space and punctuations in the sentence!save it to variable length
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count_e = 0 # this is my counter, if i find 'e' then i will add 1 to this
for i in xrange(length): # this is called a "loop",  i is like your index finger running across the length of the sentence
    if(string[i]=='e'): # check 'if' the letter at ith index is e. "==" checks if it is "equal". single "=" assigns value
        count_e = count_e+1 #if yes add 1 to count_e variable

 #Look carefully how I gave a "tab" in front of if. This is necessary and very important in python loops, to tell what are the 
 # set of instructions one will follow iteratively. Similarly for "if" we need to add in another "tab" to make it clear what are
 # the statements one need to follow if the statement is true!
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Now we will try different functions that are there in python, to do various jobs.BTW caps are important. meaning variable name
A = 2 and a = 2 are different!

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"Count the number of eee's in me."
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string.count('e') # do the same thing (count no of occurrences)
                #   as above but this time it is inbuilt
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string.find('e')# find the "first" occurance of the letter in the string
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string.lower()# convert everthing to lower case
"count the number of eee's in me."
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string.upper()# convert everthing to upper
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string.replace('e','_')# replace all occurrences with some other values
"Count th_ numb_r of ___'s in m_."
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"   abcd  ".strip()#removes "spaces" from lead or end
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string.split(' ')#split sentence into words by "space" = " "
['Count', 'the', 'number', 'of', "eee's", 'in', 'me.']

Now let us count the total number of vowels in a sentence

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sentence = "the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" #define a sentence
length = len(sentence) # length of sentence(no of characters)
count_vowels = 0 # counter for vowels

for i in xrange(length): # same old indexing, get yours hands out!
    letter  = sentence[i] #current letter in the sentence
    if(letter =='a' or letter=='e' or letter=='i' or letter=='o' or letter=='u'):
        #check if the letter is "a" or "e" so on....
        count_vowels = count_vowels+1

print "Number of vowels:\t",count_vowels
print "Number of consonants:\t",length - count_vowels
Number of vowels:	12
Number of consonants:	32

A palindrome is a sentence, which when reversed reads the same as its original, other than punctuations and spaces. e.g.
“Was it a car or a cat I saw”
“Rise to vote Sir”


Write a function to test if a sentence is a palindrome.
If it is a palindrome print “it is a palindrome”
else print “it is not a palindrome”

def isPalindrome(string):
#remove spaces (hint : strip)
#find reverse String
#check for equality of strings
print “it is a palindrome”

#call the function
isPalindrome(“Rise to vote sir”)

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Installing python and your first program

Time has come to teach your computer to speak “Python”

Firstly, the choice of Operating system:

So what do you use?

Windows, Linux?

I would personally prefer Linux, as it is open source and that is what I primarily use for my work. Although it really does not matter once you teach your computer the language, it can understand what you say as well on windows or linux.

But hold on! I will be committing a big mistake if I don’t refer to the huge support group and documentation available online. I will not be extensive over these set of tutorials, but there is a huge crowd of people who is ready to help you always at and the Python Docs

Next, I would prefer one to use the userfrienidly IPython, but is it it better to go to the shop once rather than going 1000 times, here comes the Enthought distribution , select the operating system and the 32/64 bit system( which you can find from system properties) and download the package ,and install it! (Just do next next next  :p for windows). For linux its a bit tricky, you will download a “***.sh” file. save it somewhere, say downloads. Open terminal (I am assuming you have Ubuntu) with Ctrl+Alt+T( remember CAT!) , hopefully it will open in Desktop, change directory by command

cd ../Downloads

chmod +x “***.sh”

sudo ./***.sh

[Give your password]

This should be starting the installation process, and would ask for where you want to install just type “Y” or do as it suggests 🙂


Once you are done installing , its time to start up the software,

In windows open “command” (start -> run->type “cmd”), a black box should pop up.

In Linux do the Ctrl+Alt+T thing again, and the lil box should show up.

Ok so there are few things you need to “know” to make things happen, its a repetitive thing, these are the few steps:

ok now type in:

ipython notebook –pylab [for a white good looking interface,opens up in browser] or

ipython –pylab [for nerdy looking ones]

I will probably follow notebook here, because its easier to blog in that 🙂

Once it fires up there is an option (New Notebook)


click on that, and here you have the first terminal,


Here is my first code, well as is the rule lets begin by "HelloWorld", its a computer speaking to human through human interface. Shift+Enter is the basic go to next line(Evaluate this line). So everything in this notebook is evaluated on the go, its like an advanced calculator.

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print "Hello World"
Hello World

Yay , my computer responded back with "Hello World". Lets test if it can sum my grocery bill

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print 212+190+40+15+64

Oh good, you see how easy a calculator it is! I can just sum eveything at one go!

Ok now remeber I told you to break up simple tasks, well lets do the hello world with "functions" now,( this is a small digresson, if you find it complicated, skip it, you will get to know its advantages in future)

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def HW(string):
    print string
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HW("Hello World")
Hello World

This will require some explation so, every small task must have some "name", here "HW" is such a name, "def" stands for defination! so in natural language it is equivalent to saying "define a task HW, which takes in a sentence and prints it out!" And then call it!

Ok lets now begin with some basics of text. So firstly note that "text" and numbers are different! And computers mostly understand numbers. Firstly for everything there is a name! even for a sentence!

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sen = "AbCd123"
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print sen # call sen by its name and see what is there # is a comment

  now a string is a collection of letters, so if say you wanted to know the 3rd letter of the sentence you would do something like:
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sen[2] # notice for 3rd character we write 2, this is because the numbering in this language starts from 0

This is the concept of an "list" , which is an collection of objects, here that is letters. In general an list is defined with brackets, like

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LList = ["A","b","C","d","1","2","3"]
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print LList[2]," ",LList[0]
C   A

one can also "slice" the array, that is tell the computer to return all letters after a particular letter, the syntax for that is simple like

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sen[2:] #return everything else from 2nd position
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sen[:2]#return everything else till 2nd position
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sen[::2]#return everything with a gap of 2, i.e. 1st letter then 3rd letter then 5th and so on

In general,

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sen[2:-1:2]#start from pos 2 and till the last, and jump by 2 steps in between

Exercise: 1. define a function which does the following

def stringP(string): # print alternate letters # print the leftout letters # example : if string = ABCDEF # output : ACE,BDF # Hints :string[0::2]

call the function with your favourite coute

Exercise 2: define a code to write the string in reverse, that is for input of Sen, we get '321dCbA'

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Learning to speak to computers!

Good to be back! Forgive me of my sins for I was occupied with interests of my own. 🙂

So apparently my girlfriend is now studying Linguistics and programming can become handy for large dataset analysis and automating some stuffs, so she (who never programmed anything ever) asked me to teach “programming”. I thought for a while and thought it would be fun to teach someone programming from scratch, think about it, it is a “language” too, albeit a “written” one, which is quite similar to the set of instructions that we are accustomed to process.

Someone writes to you,

Find the vowels in the sentence:   “Programming is simple conversation with the machine!”

The word “Find” is a trigger your brain processes to “narrow” down your “attention” to your prior knowledge of vowels, namely “AEIOU”. You can do the same thing to a computer, using its language! Now as humans have developed different language, you can talk to computer using various “languages” which it can understand.

BTW computers mother toungue is just True(1) and Flase(0).

I have been a great fan of the language “Python”, because of its simplicity and user friendliness, so I will stick to that. The main aim of these set of blog tutorials will be 2 fold. Recently I have been interested in NLP, which is Natural Language Processing, and its applications, these blog posts will apart from doing the basics of programming, move on to some basic language processing tools, which will be my own study journal. I might think to introduce some maths later on in this course for understanding some statistical properties of language.

So are you ready to talk to computer and explore the fascinating world?

Lets begin with the analogies, so that it isnt too “unfamiliar”. Your friend who speaks only German says to you :

Schreib “back”

Now I cant understand what Schreib means! because I dont know the language! Similarly a computer would not know any language, but you can teach him by installing a “software” ! I will write about Installing python in your computer in the next post, but till then hang on. So the basic thing to know speak to computer is to know its language. Specifically forget the adjectives there are only Names(nouns) and Commands(verbs) :p

BTW did you know ?

Guido van Rossum, the creator of the Python language, named the language after the BBC show “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”. He doesn’t particularly like snakes that kill animals for food by winding their long bodies around them and crushing them.

Now it is important that you learn a language by practicing it! So it applies same here, the next set of tutorials will be on my view about how one should see programming, well since i have said that, I believe that we are fast evolving into a world where humans and technology will be inseparable, and programming will be an intrinsic part of everyone’s life, there will be pet cyborgs and humanoids to make your life easier, so you better learn how to control them.

Ok, enough digression, so lets get back to our second example, Schreib in german means write, to do the same thing to a computer you can just say

print “HelloWorld”

and as you might have imagined, it does exactly as it is told 🙂 We will get to these details later. To have a formal understanding on how programming works, you must be really clear on what you want to do, and how exactly you want to do it!

This is the first and last thing one must worry about. Like if I said, “you Good  are ” (well its a odd fact that you could still make out the meaning, but believe me “computers” take things quite “Literally”), this doesnt make sense because  what exactly I want to ask is “Are you Good?” So structure is important in program too. Again in the first example, how would you count all vowels in a sentence?

1. recall what vowels are! {A,E,I,O,U} , wow !

2. Read the sentence “Programming is simple conversation with the machine!” letter by letter and note down vowels from it!

3.Naievely, you can also take a copy and write 1+1+1….. as soon as you encounter a vowel in the sentence.

4. To be sane enough, start reading from left to right!

Simple isnt it? You see how I broke a “Task” to smaller steps of what needs to be done. This is an important concept.

Now first time my teacher would teach me how to find vowels like this, but the next time she says me to find vowels, its a “Task” we should already know. This is the concept of a function. It is always a good idea to learn to define new short “verbs” for actions which you do often, say you work in a brick Kline, and the owner asks you “to collect mud, shape it and then bake it”  , would it be easier for him to “invent” a single word  for the whole process say “comisab” or something! and everyone just understands what the owner is saying.

So I will end this topic by summarizing 2 things what i think is important for writing a program:

1. Manually first do what you want to instruct to your computer in pen and paper. Its like a translation, first your need to know your mother language!

Did you Know? Programme comes from word Pro meaning before, and graphe meaning write, which probably sums up,what you need to do before writing your first code!Think about it before writing!

2.Try to break the process to as simple as possible and group them as small “tasks”.

Next Tutorial:

Installing python in Linux machine/Windows. Editors

The ignorance of West Bengal Govt. about fundamental science

A proposal of a billion dollar science experimental facility to build a electron cyclotron in India was put forward in 2011 by the international committee headed by SINP (saha institute of nuclear physics,kolkata) a premier institute in this field.The machine Indian Synchrotron for Materials and Energy Research (ISMER) would be one of the largest in the world after USA,Germany,Japan,France. But only iff west bengal govt offered a 100 Acre land within the span of 50 kms from city and airport for easy transport for physicists across borders . But this is too much to ask for the government who believes in immediate benefit from investment and insists that it will be better to give the land for building AIIMS( medical school) than GOD-KNOWS-WHAT electron synchrotron. This chaps have not even heard of one before, although,  one similar technology is running right in front of their nose at VECC (variable energy cyclotron centre).

Bengal has been the hotspot for fundamental Physics education for long time. It has developed into one of the leading center for making of good scientists starting from Prof. Satyendra Nath Bose, the man who realized the famous “Bose particle”, a now fundamental part of physics to recently Dr. Ashok Sen for his outstanding research in fundamental string theory. What these two men have in common is they hailed from a place called the “intellectual” capital of India:West Bengal and have devoted their lives trying to understand the fundamental constituents of nature.

But the same Bengal, with due respect, is the home of another kind of intellectuals, the “wanna be” intellectuals, who quickly climb up ladder of high politics, who I guess cannot fathom the scale of development and progress a science project can build.

Coming to the points why this should be build:

1. Every nation must strive to achieve something hard/majestic, that is what sets them apart, remember them, just like Maharajahs are remembered by their wonderful monuments which sometimes took decades to complete, the modern day monuments are the Science and Technological marvels. Constructing this will take 10 years almost and employ thousands of people and also advance technology manifold.

2.Kolkata is home of many great scientist, and having this in homeland will make us even more proud.

3.Wiki gives the following uses for Science and Technology apart from fundamental physics:

Bengal have now been producing some software technicians like one in each hundred, only to brain drain to other state or even country doing some poor quality work for foreign demands. This project will employ enthusiast engineers in thousands. I have seen people from Bengal holding high posts in other states, intelligent people, scientists, artists fleeing this land, because of lack of opportunity, lack of cooperation from government, lack of understanding amongst those who take the decisions. Lets bring in a change, a change so that many people can really build something, a thing that will be remembered in history. Lets aim for long term benefit.

Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) examples

The Discrete Fourier Transform(DFT) is defined by X_k = \sum_{n=0}^{N-1} x_n \cdot e^{-i 2 \pi \frac{k}{N} n} latex and the inverse fourier transform is defined as x_n = \frac{1}{N} \sum_{k=0}^{N-1} X_k \cdot e^{+i 2 \pi \frac{k}{N} n} latex

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from __future__ import division
import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import time

	Define two functions to compute fourier transforms using two different methods
	1.	dft(x,inverse=False,timer=False): for INVERSE: inverse=true
						  for timed: timer=true
	2.	timedfft(x,inverse=False,timer):for INVERSE: inverse=true
						  for timed: timer=true
	3.	func(x): defines function at x

def func(x):
    return val

   	Computes the discrete fourier transform /inverse fourier transform
	using basic summation convention.
		inverse: computes inverse fourier transform
		timer:	 prints time required for computation
def dft(x, inverse = False, timer = False) :

    t = time.clock()							#get current time to calculate the computation time
    N = len(x)
    if inverse:

    X =[0] * N								#make an array of size N

    for k in xrange(N) :						#compute the required sum
        for n in xrange(N) :
            X[k] += x[n] * np.e**(inv * 2j * np.pi * k * n / N)
        if inverse :
            X[k] /= N

    t = time.clock() - t						#get delta time
    if timer :
        print "Computed DFT of size",N,"in",t,"sec."
    return X

	fourier transform using built in fast fourier method

def timedfft(x,inverse=False,timer=False):

	if not inverse:X=np.fft.fft(x)
	else:	X=np.fft.ifft(x)
	if timer: print "Computed DFT using fft of size",len(x),"in",t,"sec."
	return X

	Computing part: 1. Define a function over a interval
			2. Compute fourier transform using the two methods
			3. Compare time

#fix sample size, this gives the the rate of sampling of the function

#there are four plots 1.original signal 2.fourier transformed signal fourier transformed signal 4.Reconstructed signal

plt.plot(x,signal,label='original signal')

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				Computed DFT using fft of size 256 in 0.0 sec.
				Computed DFT of size 256 in 0.48 sec.
				Computed DFT of size 256 in 0.16 sec.

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				Computed DFT using fft of size 4096 in 0.0 sec.
				Computed DFT of size 4096 in 123.94 sec.
				Computed DFT of size 4096 in 43.18 sec.
#compute timed fft

#caluclate discrete fourier transform using normal method
fourier =dft(signal,timer=True)

#get the frequencies

#get positive index


plt.plot(freqsfft,fourier,color='green',label='Without FFT')

#inverse fourier transform using dft

Computed DFT using fft of size 256 in 0.0 sec.
Computed DFT of size 256 in 0.48 sec.
Computed DFT of size 256 in 0.16 sec.

/numpy/core/ ComplexWarning: Casting complex values to real discards the imaginary part
  return array(a, dtype, copy=False, order=order)

N.B.: The fourier transform of the function is symmertric about 0.
Thus it suffices to display only the positive half,
as the negetive half gives us no more information

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#if you want to print only the positive frequencies

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from scipy.special import jn

2D Fast Poisson Solver

2D Fast Poisson Solver:


Here we will construct poisson solver for a 2D square boundary using a variation
fast fourier transform , dicrete sine transform.There are 4 types of discrete sine transform,you can read more about them in

We will solve the 2D electrostatic equation for square boundary,in

\epsilon_0=1 units

The poisson equation solver in 2D basically uses the matrix representation of the discrete poisson equation.
The poisson equation \nabla^2 u= \rho can be solved using fourier transform technique.The algorithm is basically

This uses dst function(Type -I) from either fft.fftpack or a seperate
dst package I downloaded from internet called transforms


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from __future__ import division
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np
from numpy.fft import fft,fft2,ifft2,ifft,irfft2,rfft2
import random as random
from mpl_toolkits.mplot3d import Axes3D

Define a function for discrete sin transform using fft algorithm,by symmetrizing the function x

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def dst(x,axis=-1):
    """Discrete Sine Transform (DST-I)

    Implemented using 2(N+1)-point FFT
    xsym = r_[0,x,0,-x[::-1]]
    DST = (-imag(fft(xsym))/2)[1:(N+1)]

    adjusted to work over an arbitrary axis for entire n-dim array
    n = len(x.shape)
    N = x.shape[axis]
    slices = [None]*3
    for k in range(3):
        slices[k] = []
        for j in range(n):
    newshape = list(x.shape)
    newshape[axis] = 2*(N+1)
    xsym = np.zeros(newshape,np.float)
    slices[0][axis] = slice(1,N+1)
    slices[1][axis] = slice(N+2,None)
    slices[2][axis] = slice(None,None,-1)
    for k in range(3):
        slices[k] = tuple(slices[k])
    xsym[slices[0]] = x
    xsym[slices[1]] = -x[slices[2]]
    DST = fft(xsym,axis=axis)
    #print xtilde
    return (-(DST.imag)/2)[slices[0]]

Define 2 dimensional DST, the idst is same as DST because of symmetry

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def dst2(x,axes=(-1,-2)):
    return dst(dst(x,axis=axes[0]),axis=axes[1])

def idst2(x,axes=(-1,-2)):
    return dst(dst(x,axis=axes[0]),axis=axes[1])

Now define the poisson solver in 2D square boundary using the algorithm described above,this method can be
generalised to arbitary retangular boundary

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def fft_poisson(f,h):

	u_bar = f_bar			# make of the same shape
	u = u_bar

	f_bar=idst2(f)			# f_bar= fourier transform of f

	f_bar = f_bar * (2/n+1)**2  #Normalize
	#u_bar =np.zeros([n,n])
	lam = np.arange(1,n+1)
	lam = -4/h**2 * (np.sin((lam*pi) / (2*(n + 1))))**2 #$compute $\lambda_x$
	#for rectangular domain add $lambda_y$
	for i in xrange(0,n):
		for j in xrange(0,n):
			u_bar[i,j] = (f_bar[i,j]) / (lam[i] + lam[j])

	u=dst2(u_bar)				#sine transform back
	u= u * (2/(n+1))**2			#normalize ,change for rectangular domain
	return u

Fix the initial parameters,domain of the equation etc.

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#set bounds a,b,parameters
a = 0; b = 1;	
alpha=10				#alpha is grid points=2^alpha
L=b-a					#length of system

xe =np.linspace(a,b,n); 
ye =np.linspace(a,b,n);
x, y = np.meshgrid(xe,ye)
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h=L/(n);			#size 
h2 = h**2;			#h squared
hx2=h2; 			#started with a cube,hx2=hy2

We put charges in the field.

Putting a random negetive charge in the field alog with a posituve charge

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#initial conditions

#f[round(n/2):n,round(n/2):n]=1; #Initial condition
f[random.randint(0,n),random.randint(0,n)]=-10	#put a random charge
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nx,ny=np.array(f.shape)-1		 #last index

set boundary conditions

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#set U(x,y)=g(x,y)
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##homogenize boundary condition



Solve the equation:

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<matplotlib.image.AxesImage at 0xb2b8a8c>
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Timed Encryption using Google and other news sites

I developed this crypt addiction long back, and was strengthened by “The Vinci Code”.We all know that we can encrypt some message with a “key”, which is shared by two parties(say alice and bob).Now most of these encryption are static in time.i.e. Say I encode “Arsenous” as “Bstfopvt” with padding 1.Of course this is a very simple example exposed to all kinds of attacks for reversal without keys.But lets say we can in principle encode a attack resistant code using a key.But this encoded text as well as the key is static in time, that is the encoded text can be decoded anytimme in future.

But what if the encoded message were to self destruct? what if we loose access to the key after sometime.This thought came to me sometime back.For this we need a time variable which is universal in nature.But it is diffucult to find something soo static in internet that is shared..well other than Google :p.(Death of Google?) ..

The procedure is then simple as outlined in the diagram.The encryption is done basically with a modified key based on some search result on Google or any news channel (24 hours change).Once the contents of the webpage is changed the same “key” would translate to a different modified key thus destrImageoying decipherability of encrypted text.

The procedure can also be used to shared timed keys for MD5 irreversible encrypt.

This leaves the encrypted code vulnerable to attacks like freq analysis, etc .But what if the encrypted message is continuously changed such that along with the containts of the UTV(universal time variable) .As soon as UTV changes from its original state at which the msg was encrypted , the msg is encrypted using T(key)=f(key,D) where ‘D'(relative change in UTV).

This is mainly for fun 😛 but might have inteeresting applications when slightly modified.Like destruction of message once it s tried to decode incorrectly.Entropy of such encodings etc..

Im looking for someone to code this concept using php for a web based portal if you are interested plz mail me or write in the comment..:)

Paris,Eiffel and Me:Two months in Paris

“When they go home, they’ll say they know Paris. Tomorrow, they’ll go and see the Mona Lisa and claim they’ve visited the Louvre. But they don’t know Paris and have never really been to the Louvre. All they did was go on a boat and look at a painting, one painting, instead of looking at a whole city and trying to find out what’s happening in it, visiting the bars, going down streets that don’t appear in any of the tourist guides, and getting lost in order to find themselves again. It’s the difference between watching a porn movie and making love.”
Paulo Coelho, the Zahir.


This summer I was on an internship in Paris, one of the best times that I have spend.Yes I know i was the lucky one, a sponsored internship to paris, was what many people would have dreamed of.I was lucky enough to get this opportunity.

I stayed in zone 3-4 border , at a place called Antony( there is a RER B line connecting from main Paris to Antony, which costs about 3.5  Euro per ticket/ if bought in bunched it costs about 2 Euro/ticket(recommended) and in weekends it is weekend pass for I think 4 euro !)
.Antony is a wonderful place by itself, quite calm , but pretty costly for a student(!), one of the best things over there is the Parc De Sceaux , a flamboyant park stretching several miles, and needless to say embellished with shaped trees,bushes , lake and green fields.It was named after the fact that it used to be a muddy water body there, before some artsy person converted it to the park. France is the home of museums, and even parc de sceaux have one,but it was unfortunate the musuem inside was closed for repair during my visit.So if you are there trying to visit the museum and let me know!:D

Eiffel,paris at night

After grueling hours in front of computer during the week, the weekends were the best time( one thing I liked about France is that they really had weekends, where people enjoy,unlike India), it was time to visit Paris, the wonderful place, where If you left me for a day I would still wander about and return to the same place and have the feeling of being different from the last time I saw.Two months was not a plethora of time to see Paris.I being the kind who wanted a silent observation of the people , the lights, the buildings and the work of art in every nook and corner of the city.The city is a wonder by itself. many a time I used to get myself a map of Paris (with of course the Metro map-avaliable from the counter of stations) and just get down at a random most suitable station and just walk around.”Walking” in Paris, is the best thing to do.You will find such huge difference, when walking in noon ,and when walking in midnight.My ultimate destination was always fixed , the Eiffel, because firstly it was easy to locate and secondly it was so enigmatic,powerful and so very hopelessly romantic(I traveled alone, with my friend), that at the end of the enervating walk , I felt refreshed; the joy of looking at Eiffel glittering with its thousand bulbs(well I hopeless ly tried to find an algorithm about the blinking pattern of the “stars” of Eiffel :p, but the beauty of it was enough to make my observation lost, until I found myself grazing at the enigmatic structure).I could go on taking about Eiffel , but paris had so much to offer.One thing would recommend to curious and mystery loving people, is to visit the Masonic church of “Monument des Droits de l’Homme” in front of the eiffel ground build by Ivan Theimer , a  Cezch-French sculptor.It is well hidden act of the masons, yet in front of a world wonder.The temple was build as a treaty of human rights,but instead the monument is stuffed with masonic art,science scriptures,and other mysteries.

Here is a list of what I did, and a potential guide for paris:(I would try to elaborate this post later)

  • Visit Eiffel at round 8:00 in summers, and stay till midnight.
    Walk to the second floor,and take the lift before sundown.It is wonderful to see paris being prepared for the night as the city lights up.The scene is wonderful from eiffel top.
  • *Take a look at the Masonic temple , that i mentioned,take a closer look at the doors and Inside
  • Walk down the streets of paris, specially when it rains!
  • Walk down the latin quarter at the back side of Pantheon, have a look at the various Parisian restaurants, wine shops, prostitutes etc.
  • Have a dinner at an authentic parisian resturant.We had it at “POLIDOR“, the restaurant where Ernest Hemingway used to have dinner, and many famous characters of hollywood too :)(get down at Luxembourg)
  • Walk up to sacre coeur church in the “non-american” way, using the steep road beside Moulin Rounge.Be careful in this area as there are many pickpockets.People will come to tie bands to you, just ignore them.Dont go to ATM,or other money draw here, as my friend got himself looted here
  • If you are a non-christan ,you would probably like to hear the evening hyms at sacre coeur.The sound of the of the echo along with the expressive voice of the priest is commemorative of the place.Also the view of Paris from the top of the hill is wonderful
  • Watch a opera at Concorde.If you are a student you can get a discount.I got mine at 40 Euro instread of 90 Euro.Just go when the show is about to start and show your student ID card
  • Vist Louvre jut not for Mona Lisa, best chances are you will probably not get to see it properly, as it is guarded and you get to see it at a distance.If your heart is unsatisfied with the archaic paintings, vist the post-impressionist museum “musee de orsay” where the pictures of Van Gogh are preserved(starlight head to top floor and then descend)
  • Visit Champs-Elysses , and Arc de Triomphe, Jardin de Luxembourg
  • Visit Notre Dame at evening.And view Notre dame from behind from the bridge.Walk down the roads and feel the tension.
  • Visit Palace of Versailles.This one is a bit far from main paris, but is worth a visit

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