Generally, a download manager enables downloading of large files or multiples files in one session. Many web browsers, such as Internet Explorer 9, include a download manager. Stand-alone download managers also are available, including the Microsoft Download Manager.
The Microsoft Download Manager solves these potential problems. It gives you the ability to download multiple files at one time and download large files quickly and reliably. It also allows you to suspend active downloads and resume downloads that have failed.
For a couple of years now I have been using Mathematica as my programming language of choice for my digital history work. For one thing, I love working with notebooks, which allow me to mix prose, citations, live data, executable code, manipulable simulations and other elements in a single document. I also love the generality of Mathematica. For any kind of technical work, there is usually a well-developed body of theory that is expressed in objects drawn from some branch of mathematics. Chances are, Mathematica already has a large number of high-level functions for working with those mathematical objects. The Mathematica documentation is excellent, if necessarily sprawling, since there are literally thousands of commands. The challenge is usually to find the commands that you need to solve a given problem. Since few Mathematica programmers seem to be working historians or humanists dealing with textual sources, it can be difficult to figure out where to begin.
Note that for problems involving non-whole numbers, I try to use exact integer arithmetic or fractions as much as possible, which ensures that the solution is provably correct. As a result I strongly avoid any floating-point arithmetic at all, unless there is no other reasonable way (that I know of) to solve the problem. Also I study the numerical bounds carefully to avoid integer overflow, and use the most reasonably narrow type for speed (choosing between int, long, or BigInteger).
Mathematica is also integrated with Wolfram Alpha, an online answer engine that provides additional data, some of which is kept updated in real time, for users who use Mathematica with an internet connection. Some of the data sets include astronomical, chemical, geopolitical, language, biomedical, airplane, and weather data, in addition to mathematical data (such as knots and polyhedra).
Mathematica is available across the campus due to the CU system wide site license. This system-site license also means that students may install their own copy on home computers as well. Some links of interest regarding the CU site license for Mathematica are: download and installation and support information.
Files in this directory listing of interest are the course notes which are in files of the form ece2610_chap#.pdf. Corrections to the course notes will be made on an ongoing basis. Watch the time/date codes on the files to see if a file is newer than the one you last downloaded
You will need to have the free QuickTime player installed on your PC or Mac (get it). If clicking the link below does not start your QuickTime player you can manually start QuickTime, then the 'Choose File -> Open URL' menu item and enter the URL pointed to by the below links. The .mov file is in a high resolution 1024 x 768 format at 8 frames per second. The typical file size per lecture is about 160 MB. For a direct download see the link below the list. 2b1af7f3a8