DataChat: Guided English Language© Ai and ML data analysis

A new spin-off company from the University of Wisconsin-Madison proposes a new interface for data analysis based on Guided English Language© (GEL) to command Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning methods via “utterances” i.e. English-like phrases easier to write than code whether R, python, SQL, or other traditional tools. The web site is at datachat.ai The… Read More »

Effective and Engaging Scientific Communication Practices

The power of Story telling Scientists often are so deep into their work that they forget to announce the importance of their discovery or their current research to the World! This new (Zoom) online course is meant to help scientists better communicate: 2022 Summer Zoom Course. Here is the content of the course announcement: Effective… Read More »

Nostalgic PAINT app

In 1984 the Macintosh arrived with the amazing MacWrite and MacPaint programs. But at that time it was all in black and white. Later, Windows also had a Paint program. If you feel nostalgic about these programs, there is a (color) version Microsoft Paint online: jspaint.app

semester-biology informatics courses

Just found this interesting set of  “semester-biology ” (bio)informatics courses, from the original data carpentry site: Web rendered: https://datacarpentry.org/semester-biology/ GitHub: https://github.com/datacarpentry/semester-biology Derived works: Data Science for Biologists at Virginia Commonwealth University Data Science for Agriculture at Oklahoma State University Data Visualization for Plant Pathologists at the University of Florida Data Science for SAFS at the University of… Read More »

Computing residues per turn in an alpha helix

Last month I wrote a blog on my Biochemistry Blog about computing the number of residues within an alpha helix. This was in relation to a project concerning predicting a “coiled-coil” structure. It was more complicated than I thought. The link to the original article is here: Computing residues per turn in an alpha helix… Read More »

Do yourself a favor: learn Markdown

I wrote a series on my Biochem Blog with this title: “Do yourself a favor: learn Markdown” At the moment there are 4 episodes, but more might be coming. Rather than retype things here I’ll just post the links: Summary list Do yourself a favor: learn Markdown – Episode 4. Reproducible reports Do yourself a… Read More »

Download Google Drive Files using wget

Cross-posting from post:  Download Google Drive Files using wget The problem: transfer file between clouds Files on Google drive can be shared between users, but the default access to the file is via we web browser graphical interface. However, sometimes it may be useful, or even necessary, to access and download a file from a command line,… Read More »

Default preference reversal in R 4.0.x

I just wrote an entry on my Biochem blog which I think would fit on this site: Default preferences I enjoy using R and RStudio, but I am always weary of upgrading R because that usually leads to some issue(s). The most recent was a bit long for me to diagnose, even though in retrospect… Read More »

“bashing” PowerShell

Even though PowerShell has been around for apparently a long time (cerca 2002) it only came onto my “radar” recently as the “app” that can be used as a Text-Terminal to ssh somewhere. But I was then surprised to discover that in fact PowerShell also exists for MacOS as well as Linux! So I looked a… Read More »