Projects and blog

Marcel van der Veer
Projects and blog

Marcel van der Veer Algol 68
The Algol 68 Genie Project

The Algol 68 Genie project preserves and promotes Algol 68 out of educational as well as scientific-historical interest, by making available a recent implementation …


Marcel van der Veer Algol 68
Algol 68 Genie downloads

This page posts recent versions of Algol 68 Genie and its documentation, as well as links to precompiled binaries …


Marcel van der Veer Science
Warp speed, mister Sulu!
October 2022

Hardly anyone will dispute that Einstein's general theory of relativity is well established now …


Marcel van der Veer Mathematics
Linear regression explained
September 2022

Did you, like me, have to learn linear regression the hard way during your education, by means of tedious calculus …


Marcel van der Veer Computing history
FORTRAN - lingua franca with a promising future behind it
March 2022

In the eighties, science undergraduates like me took a course in structured programming at the computer science department …


Marcel van der Veer Tech Tips
Building a simple NAS with Debian 11
March 2022

There are many recipes around to convert an obsolete PC into a DIY NAS for use on a Windows-machine network …


Marcel van der Veer Algol 68
Announcing Algol 68 Genie 3.0
December 2021

I have released the current source as version 3.0. I have also updated the documentation, Learning Algol 68 Genie …


Marcel van der Veer Computing history
VM/CMS and MVS/TSO reunited
October 2021

When I was a student, the university computing centre offered VM/CMS and MVS/TSO running on IBM (compatible) mainframes …


Marcel van der Veer Computing history
Algol68C on MVS revisited
August 2018

As the author of Algol 68 Genie I am interested in having access to other Algol 68 compilers for reference purposes …


Marcel van der Veer Tech Tips
Let the music play on - vintage HiFi
July 2018

Lately I needed to call on some of my now rusty electronics skills since I came into some older HiFi equipment in need of attention …


Marcel van der Veer Tech Tips
Building a small Beowulf cluster II
April 2018

As described in an earlier post, at home I operate a modest Beowulf type cluster for embarrassingly parallel simulation runs in batch mode …


Marcel van der Veer Education
Be multilingual!
January 2018

Every year my daughter's high school invites parents to partake in an evening of information sessions, to help students orient themselves on their future …


Marcel van der Veer Science
Classical thermodynamics in a nutshell
November 2017

Recently I met during an event at my Alma Mater, the University of Nijmegen, my high school physics teacher …


Marcel van der Veer Algol 68
A brief history of Algol 68 Genie
November 2016

Being the author of Algol 68 Genie, people frequently ask me why a physical chemist wrote an Algol 68 compiler …


Marcel van der Veer Tech Tips
Building a small Beowulf cluster
October 2016

At home I operate a modest Beowulf type cluster for embarrassingly parallel simulation runs in batch mode …


Marcel van der Veer Science
Digital version of doctorate thesis
January 2016

Digital version (extended) of Marcel's 1992 doctorate thesis …


Marcel van der Veer Genealogy
Genealogical essay
November 2013

Essay investigating the origin of Marcel's surname …


Marcel van der Veer Computing history
Running Algol68C on MVS
October 2012

Recently, Algol68C Release 1.3039 was made public for download …


Marcel van der Veer Algol 68
Announcing Algol 68 Genie 2.0
September 2010

I have posted Algol 68 Genie Version 2.0.0 and its documentation …


Marcel van der Veer Algol 68
Revised Report on the Algorithmic Language Algol 68
June 2009

This is a translation of the Algol 68 Revised Report into HTML, for distribution with Algol 68 Genie, an Open Source Algol 68 interpreter …


Marcel van der Veer Algol 68
Announcing Algol 68 Genie 1.0
September 2002

Algol 68 was conceived as a successor to Algol 60 …