By Stephen Eglen, University of Cambridge.
By Stephen Eglen, Software Sustainability Institute's fellow, University of Cambridge.
By Stephen Eglen, Software Sustainability Institute Fellow and senior lecturer University of Cambridge.
Late last year, I ran a workshop with the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) in Cambridge. It was regarded by all attendees as a success and it was suggested that we archive some tips for organising a small workshop. Here are those tips.1. Get help with admin
We were incredibly lucky in that all the administration for the event was taken care of by the INCF, and in particular its program officer, Mathew Abrams. Everyone's travel plans were…
By Stephen Eglen, senior lecturer in Computational Biology at the University of Cambridge and 2014 Institute Fellow.
I first heard about the Software Sustainability Institute in 2013, when Laurent Gatto and I were planning an R programming bootcamp.
I have long been a believer in the open sharing of software, and so I was glad to read about many of the complementary issues that the Institute has promoted, both within the UK and worldwide. Another thing that convinced me to apply was that a respected colleague in the R community, Barry Rowlingson, was also a Fellow…
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…