Job announcement (Assoc. Prof. Bioinformatics, Oslo, Norway) Show more

I am surprised to be impressed by Microsoft's Academic Search (academic.microsoft.com). Shows the citation network really, really well - cited & citing references. The AI-driven semantic search found a whole new set of vocabulary (leading to a new set of literature) for me.

I use Jupyter notebooks for prototyping, especially figs, but they are a nightmare if you don’t understand pros/cons & caveats [same conceptual arguments for why GUI for Matlab is bad neuroplausible.com/matlab ] and these slides by Joel Grus are hilarious on the matter:

docs.google.com/presentation/d

Question about the Masto backend for people who know more about Masto than I do Show more

“<details></details>” on github is really nice for writing a course with clickable solutions. See github.com/rougier/ASPP-2018-n

Source: twitter.com/NPRougier/status/1

(Is this an accepted way to toot a tweet?)

Hi community! I set up my account with a capital L at the start of my username. Is there a way to change that to lowercase?

I am a Senior Lecturer (‘Førstelektor’) at the Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo. I am also head of education and training for the Centre for Bioinformatics, Dept. of Informatics, Univ. of Oslo.

I am a Software Carpentry instructor, teaching computational lab skills to scientists in the Nordic countries. I am an advocate of open source software, and reproducible computational biology.

Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @socrates@scholar.social and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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