Category Archives: Computation

AI chat models at the command line

Today I discovered 2 AI methods to get AI prompts at the command line. Gorilla_CLI The first one is rather straight forward, and is called gorilla_cli See details on GitHub for installation at I already used it today to ask complex regular expression code to convert some text using sed. The specific question was:… Read More »

Data visualisation using R, for researchers who don’t use R

The title is interesting… and there is a lot more in the SOURCE on GitHub Source: Installation instructions are included. I saw this R material on LinkedIn which uses bilingual data as an illustration As it happens, the next post was a Ted Talk titled “The benefits of a bilingual brain” so here… Read More »

Quantum computing

Wikipedia says: Quantum computing is a type of computation whose operations can harness the phenomena of quantum mechanics, such as superposition, interference, and entanglement. Devices that perform quantum computations are known as quantum computers. The rest of the article is a bit too technical. The Keysight article Quantum Computing: Top 5 Questions Answered (November 9, 2022; AuthorJenn Mullen; 8 min read) presents the… Read More »

Bioinformatics Training Materials

The Bioinformatics Core at the UC Davis Genome Center has all the Documentation for the workshops and courses, past and current, available on the bioinformatics training program GitHub page. The Genome Center Event Registration offers the same material in a different listing order based on the date. Most of the material is available as Github… Read More »

Python Data Science with Jupyter on Docker

Inspired by article “How to set up and run Python Data Science Development Environment with Jupyter on Docker” [Archived] Data Scientists coders must work with a variety of Data Science development tools, including the  Anaconda (or Miniconda) Python distribution platform, the Python programming language, the R programming language, Matplotlib library, Pandas Library, the Jupyter application, and many others. The article describes how to… Read More »

1985 computing in action

This YouTube video from the BBC Archive channel gives a glimpse of computing in 1995 when the DIGITAL VT100 terminal was king! Description based on info on YouTube: At the Boston software company Infocom, Fred Harris gets behind the scenes. The developer has had considerable success with its series of text-based adventure games, including The… Read More »

File not found. The vanishing concept of File

The complete title from this article is “File not found A generation that grew up with Google is forcing professors to rethink their lesson plans” (Archived version.) Here is a short summary: It’s the idea that a modern computer doesn’t just save a file in an infinite expanse; it saves it in the “Downloads” folder,… Read More »