Why Games (for transportation research)?

There are a lot of dimensions in transportation research. Every January the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) hosts a conference with 10,000+ attendees, and more than 4000 presentations. Just about everything that you can imagine is covered, and some things you can’t: urban planning, mass transit, vehicle technologies, road engineering, rail, freight, … Continue reading

Sidebar: Python, MySQL, Snow Leopard Installation

I just had to install MySQL on my Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6) Mac interfacing to it with Python using MySQLdb. This installation is not necessarily straightforward, and its difficulty depends on how mindful or lucky you are of keeping track of whether you’re on a 32 or 64 bit architecture.  So here’s my recipe for getting it to … Continue reading