16-19 October 2016
Copenhagen University
Europe/Copenhagen timezone

Maximizing both user autonomy and usability in SpinWaveGenie

17 Oct 2016, 17:00
1h 30m
Marble Hall (Copenhagen University)

Marble Hall

Copenhagen University

Thorvaldsensvej 40
Board: 40
Poster Posters

Speaker

Dr. Steven Hahn (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

Description

Software applications make choices that balance offering simplicity for novice users with maintaining sufficient flexibility for advanced use cases. SpinWaveGenie, a library of reusable building blocks for performing linear spin wave calculations, derives its customizability from having users write small programs directly calling these classes. In this poster, I will discuss how we have lowered technical barriers that might discourage new users. SpinWaveGenie exports a CMake target, reducing the build script for user code to just a few lines. The recent addition of python bindings improves usability by further simplifying the edit, build, debug cycle. User autonomy is similarly enhanced by integrating SpinWaveGenie with a large ecosystem of open-source scientific software. This research used resources at the High Flux Isotope Reactor and Spallation Neutron Source, a DOE Office of Science User Facility operated by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Primary author

Dr. Steven Hahn (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

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