This week in the blogs...
As I promised last week, I am planning to post a list of the posts I've enjoyed during the week, at the end of each week.
It is, of course, going to be a very subjective selection and is going to reflect what my interests have been the past week as much as what has been going on in the blogs the past week.
This week, that means that it will be a bit programming heavy with no genetics or bioinformatics. Not that I haven't been thinking about that this week, but it's mainly been my own research and that is more the topic for separate posts (when I get around to it).
I've just recently started reading Michael Nielsen's blog, with much enjoyment, so there's a few favorite "open science" links as well.
Anyway, here goes...
- From Podcast 38 (Joel on Software)
- How does your programming language rate? (Code Capers)
- Zwart (Drinkable Chicken)
- High-performance computing with R (Revolutions)
- Class attributes and scoping in Python, Part 1 (It's Not Easy Being Genes)
- Tips for writing better SQL (Code Capers)
- Multiprocessing in hindsight (Jesse Noller)
- 10 tips for making your R graphics look their best (Revolutions)
- Multicolor text in R (Revolutions)
Open science and blogs in science
- Microblogging finds its way into PLoS (business|bytes|genes|molecules)
- The logic of collective action (Michael Nielsen)
- Doing science online (Michael Nielsen)
- What should an introduction to statistics be like? (Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science)
- What are journals for? (Journal of Biology)