By Steve Crouch, Software Sustainability Institute, with Karin Lagesen, University of Oslo, and Laurent Gatto, University of Cambridge.
By David Perez-Suarez, University College London, Phil Bradbury, University of Manchester, Aleksandra Nenadic, University of Manchester, Laurent Gatto, Cambridge University, and Niall Beard, University of Manchester.
A speed blog from the Collaborations Workshop 2016 (CW16).
Remote collaboration: challenges in Human-Computer-Human interactions.
Tools that were mentioned during the discussion: GitHub, BitBucket, GitHub issue tracker, Skype, Google Hangouts (but max participants in Skype/Google Hangouts), Google Docs, spreadsheets, Jira, todo lists, time sheets,…
By Laurent Gatto, Software Sustainability Institute Fellow.
This past week saw the yearly Bioconductor conference take place at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA. It started with a Developer Day on July 30th and continued with scientific talks and workshops until August 1st.
Bioconductor is an R-based open-source, open-development software project that provides tools for the analysis and comprehension of high-throughput genomics data. It was set up in 2001 by Robert Gentleman, co-founder, alongside Ross Ihaka, of R and is overseen by a core team based primarily…
By Stephen Eglen and Laurent Gatto, Software Sustainability Institute Fellows.
R is a well-established environment for statistical computing. It is often seen as an alternative to computing environments such as matlab or python. In this post, we give our five reasons for why we chose to use R for research.1. Plotting
R generates beautiful graphics with minimal effort. Publication-quality plots can be rendered in a wide range of vector- and raster-based formats. Recent extensions to the plotting system allow for complex visualisations to be expressed succintly. See R…