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Are there any scholars here? Lately I've been looking into finance-esque questions in and , and it'd be nice to have someone to talk with. 😅

For all students interested in open-source & scientific programming, the #JuliaLang project has awesome @gsoc projects, go check them and reach out:

Hello World. :msn: I have started studying R on DataCamp and I will also be starting a post graduate course on Statistics in a University. Would anyone have any book recommendations or resources for someone trying to move into Data Science? I have a background in Business Intelligence but interested in Sociology :Boxplot:

Hi! As an , I am a science artist interested in physical manifestations of complexity threory and emergent dynamics. In my practice I mostly focus on physics based media but have a broad interest in how political/economic incentives and systems and social dynamics affect group behaviour.

I might have sold my friend on joining \o/

Is there a discipline that deals with analyzing methods, especially regarding comms among scholars?

or depts might deal with this. After briefly looking at "technical communication", it seems to deal with 'known' material and how to effectively communicate such, not with realms of that are still quite open for .

Went to a talk by Melanie Andressen about a data driven analysis of the textual differences between literary analysis and linguistics phd theses. She used pca in her descriptive analysis and it seemed to work out quite well.

Here were some of her findings:
Linguistics theses had words related to quantitative results while literature analysis had more textual queues pointing to experience: feel, way, and understand were important words.

Linguistics papers had few passive constructions

I recommend using this #Firefox addon for navigating webpages with lots of sections and headings:

It opens up a sidebar on any page that contains a linked table of contents.
#writing #reading #academic #software

Calling all #Fediverse admins of instances in the #EU. The #CopyrightDirective is coming, we need to show the MEPs how massively the EU Internets will be affected.

We are preparing a list of all EU-based #Pleroma, #Mastodon, #GNUSocial, #Peertube, #Funkwhale, and any other instances.

Please *contact me*. All I need is the domain name, which EU Member State it's located in, and the rough topic of the instance. Approximate user count welcome, but not necessary.

Please help. This is important.

@Coldguy Gosh, the header image you chose for your profile is beautiful. What's it from? :O

Welcome, btw lol

My university recently switched its Learning Management System (or Virtual Learning Environment) and we had a party to celebrate successful launch of the new one and decommissioning of the old.

Complete with an ax in the server for the old one.’s a cake.

Navigating around in notebooks is just unintuitive enough for me to drive me nuts. \o/

I was wondering why I feel intense emotions in my chest and found this fantastic map of where different emotions are felt on the body.

Article: Bodily sensations of emotion - heartache, shivers down one's spine - aren't bound by culture (🇫🇮🇸🇪🇹🇼sample). #PNAS

The sound of an expertly played electric guitar without a PA continues to amaze me.

It's just something you don't get to hear live very often.

I've been since Wednesday, and I'm still not sure what I have or feel like it's inclined to go away sometime soon. Lots of googling symptoms.

Does anyone else end up re-doing a load of their data analysis when they're writing something up, or is it just me?

@bthall @gzt @bgcarlisle If you've published and have an implementation somewhere, I'm pretty sure that counts as "prior art" and would invalidate a subsequent patent by someone else, if it was basically identical to your work.

Note that I am not a lawyer and this does not constitute legal advice. It's just based on my layman's understanding after the copyright/free software/free culture scene for about 20 years.

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Federated microblogging 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 in academia, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"An academic microblog that 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 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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