Category Archives: Computation

PCA as Metro-Maps & Hierarchical Clustering on Principal Components

The iris dataset is perhaps one of the most famous datasets used to learn and teach statistics and now machine learning. Being curious about this dataset lead me last time to the TableConvert.com  web site that I discussed in my previous post here (and there.) “Metro Maps” Today while revisiting the Wikipedia link for this dataset (Iris_flower_data_set) my… Read More »

Beyond Docker? Binder 2.0

Binder 2.0 As just an “end-user” of software for data analysis it is sometimes difficult to just catch up with what’s available, and I end-up discovering new things simply browsing the web looking for something specific, and ending up finding something else… that was the case for Docker a couple years ago. Today (Dec 30,2019)… Read More »

Review on Deep Learning in Biology and Medicine

Deep neural networks are everywhere. They are revolutionizing our day-to-day lives, and this phenomenon no longer needs any introduction or description. Deep learning is especially suitable to find structures in overwhelming amounts of data. Recently, biological data became exactly that – overwhelming, and application of deep learning toolsets to it indeed looks very natural. You… Read More »

alternativeto.net: finding alternate software

Re:alternativeto.net What software one uses may be the result of colleague recommendations, using “what others use in the lab,” or haphazardly found options online. Or perhaps it is time to “upgrade” a commercial package and the steep price makes you think twice… The crowdsources software recommendation web site alternativeto.net does just that… just enter the name… Read More »

omictools.com: Search engine for biological data analysis

Re: omictools.com Finding software that is relevant to any biological analysis can be inspired by reading a paper or perhaps searching within Google. The web site https://omictools.com/ contains 16,971 software (omic) tools that are organized in categories shown on the home page. Checking a bit further one can find interesting entries such as: High-throughput sequencing data analysis…… Read More »