The current situation, unfortunately, is that it's on the end user to implement some fixes to speed up the process. But with work on optimizing the SAT solver, gracefully reprioritizing old packages over time, and implementing a more efficient .conda package structure, I'm optimistic things will get better in the next few versions
It's nice to see Anaconda address the issue, offer tips for improvement, provide an explanation why there are speed issues, list next steps for improvement, and deal with the open source community
If you want an interesting step-by-step walkthrough of how to make useful plots in #R, take a look at this flipbook by Gina Reynolds (@EvaMaeRey@twitter.com)
I've recently been using bat instead of less/cat for viewing text files. It combines the best of both tools, adds in syntax highlighting while still allowing for piping. Very cool tool
I stumbled across a new interesting article about Richard Feynman today . Of the many interesting parts of that article, I found this to be completely surprising:
"Princeton, where Feynman was now pursuing a Ph.D., threatened to withdraw the fellowships funding his graduate studies if he were to wed, for the university considered the emotional and pragmatic responsibilities of marriage a grave threat to academic discipline."
Just realized that changes to my blog makes that URL 404. New permalink: https://jrhawley.github.io/2018/05/11/git-flow-science
University of California terminates Elsevier subscriptions (yes, more of this please!) https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/press-room/uc-terminates-subscriptions-worlds-largest-scientific-publisher-push-open-access-publicly
PIs who use undergrads as free labor
I despise PIs that tell other PIs, "hey did you know you can get undergraduates to work in your lab for free and they can just wash dishes all day?!" No. No no no. Occasional dishwashing help? Sure, of course, because some amount of lab maintenance is everyone's job and it's useful to be in the lab and get to know people. But a full semester or more of only dishwashing? Nooooo. That student better be getting work-study funding at least.
For #bioinformatics, sorting chromosomes in BED files is common. I often refer to this blog post to recall how to sort them in different way
I've come up with a solution based on git's branches, and I'm wondering how that compares with what others have done
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 #introductions
Graduate student at the University of Toronto, in the Department of Medical Biophysics.
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