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I'm a PhD candidate in Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto studying epigenetics and cancer. Math and physics background taking a step into bioinformatics and evolution

And what's worse is that the samples were all paired, but the tables only contain the means across all the samples, so I can't look at any paired analyses.

This is why putting raw data where possible is useful

Just throw it in a tab-delimited text file and post it on GitHub or something, it's much easier for everyone

I spent my day extracting data from a paper's supplementary tables via OCR and manual checking because
1. the tables were embedded in the PDF
2. the columns were large and hidden, so copying the text led to a jumbled mess
3. they didn't include the tables in a standalone spreadsheet of any kind
4. the corresponding author didn't respond to my emails asking for the tables

I've found a number of other very interesting perspectives from Tukey in his 1961 publication "The Future of Data Analysis". I would highly recommend this as a read to scientists of all kinds

"Scientists know that they will sometimes be wrong; they try not to err too often, but they accept some insecurity as the price of wider scope. Data analysts must do the same" -John Tukey

Emacs users: what's your setup like? What are your favourite packages and configurations? How does using emacs simplify your life?

I've been a long-time user, but I've seen a lot of interesting things about recently and I'm going to dive in and try it

My gf's learning html. Nobody told her that vim's a strange tool for genius programmers, so I just told her it was a normal tool, showed her insert and escape, then let her get on with it.

Half an hour later, I showed her another vim command.

Someone with almost zero education, who can't type properly, is programming in vim because nobody told her it was difficult. I know people who can program in Haskell who aren't sure if they can do vim.

@jrhawley Thank you!
It's not perfect, but I think it's a good compromise between invested time and end result.

"Be the change you want to see in the world". _-)

I can't remember where I got this idea from, but I've been writing a couple sentences as an overview each paper I've read, recently. I have to say, it makes it much much easier to recall the content of a paper that way

Zotero has a really good system for this that makes it very easy to keep those notes appended to your papers, separate from the PDF

Lesson of the day: Never underestimate the power of hyperparameters.

All right, got an e-mail that my MixMatrix package is now on CRAN, if you do stuff with matrix variate distributions, especially mixture modeling or discriminant analysis!

publication, Nature letters are the worst 

publication, Nature letters are the worst 

publication, Nature letters are the worst 

publication, Nature letters are the worst 


genome sequencing 

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I'm an undergraduate student of . I'm interested in , , , , , etc.
I'm looking forward to meeting others and participating in discussions.

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Did you know you can just mute their boosts without muting their posts?

1. Go to their profile page

2. Click on the menu button (the three dots in a column)

3. Click on "Hide boosts from..."

(Note: this only works with Mastodon accounts.)

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