[e2e] end2end-interest Digest, Vol 19, Issue 11
s.malik at tuhh.de
Thu Sep 15 14:22:52 PDT 2005
Kathleen Nichols wrote:
>Perspective is a good thing to have in life. Especially when it comes
>to the use of simulation. I'm not sure we can expect the average
>grad student to have such perspective, but it seems like it might
>reasonably be expected of those who advise graduate students.
Exactly. We learn to walk before we learn to run before we learn to ...
become Carl Lewis!
So when I started work, I wanted to use NS2. No special reason.. just
Google! My seniors convinced me that NS2 is not a good idea etc. etc. .
so they had written a TCP library for the Ptolemy simulator. Because all
my love for NS2 was based on a simple Google search, it was easy for
them to convince me, anyways. By now, we have Web, Voice, Video and P2P
simulations running over Ptolemy.
Is our code bug free? No. It has its own share, however, the in-house
knowledge about the implementation has made the debugging work
relatively easy for us.
The important thing is that our tutor picks up the crap results very
quickly. I think it was largely his feedback which has kept the code
constantly improving. In fact, after some experience on the topic, I can
pick up "strange" results too... and hope that with years I improve can
upon my ability.
Perspective is important.
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