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Testing Video Transmission in Ns-2 Using the EvalVid Framework

Ns-2 is a discrete event simulator targeted at networking research. It provides support for simulation of TCP, routing and multicast protocols over wired and wireless (local and satellite) networks. Conventionally, the Internet has…


Taking the First Baby Steps in Ns-3

Ns-3 is a network simulator for computer network simulation, used mainly for research and educational purposes. This article is the third in the series as we move forward in our quest to understand…

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Creating Vehicular Traffic Simulation with OSS

Here is a tutorial on creating real-time vehicular traffic simulation using SUMO and OpenStreetMap. SUMO stands for Simulation of Urban Mobility. It is designed as an open source package for microscopic road traffic…


Explore LaTeX and Syntax Highlighting with Scilab

This article, the last of a four-part series on Scilab, takes a look at LaTeX and syntax highlighting with Scilab. It is aimed at readers interested in technical computation. Scilab ( is open…


Upgrade openSUSE to the Latest Linux Kernel

This article offers readers some interesting hacker tips. The tutorial is on upgrading the openSuse 13.2 stock kernel to Linux Kernel 4.x. So go on and get your hands dirty! OpenSUSE 13.2 ships…


Plotting with Scilab is Simple

This article discusses various types of plots based on mathematical computations done in Scilab, which is open source software for numerical computation. Seven different types of plots used in seven different computations are…

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Using Scilab with the McCabe-Thiele Method

Cross-platform, open source numerical computational package, Scilab, can be used for image enhancement, fluid dynamics simulations and numerical optimisation, among other things. When used with the McCabe-Thiele method, which is said to be…

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Audio Video Bridging: Evolution of Multimedia Streaming Technology

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has developed a set of technical standards that allow time-synchronised low latency streaming services through IEEE 802 networks. This is commonly known as audio video…


Assigning Map Projections in QGIS

QGIS is free and open source software for creating, editing, visualising, analysing and publishing geospatial information. It is OS-independent and works on Linux, Windows, Mac and BSD. An Android version is expected shortly….

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Automating Browsers with Ruby and Watir-webdriver

Lightweight and simple to use, Watir is a browser driver that is great for automating modern browsers. It is built on Ruby but it also works well with other testing frameworks supported by…

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