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Blog planets are like conferences… (aka R-bloggers.com)

August 8, 2011
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Blog planets are like conferences… (aka R-bloggers.com)

Blog planets are websites that aggregate blog feeds around a particular topic or project. It is probably called after one of its first implementations, the Planet software. These planets are like conferences, rather than journals. Like conferences with...

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Usability

August 7, 2011
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Usability. I am not an expert in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at all. Worse, I make the crappiest looking interfaces, typically. So, that's said. Usability. Wikipedia writes that "sability is the ease of use and learnability of a ...

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Importing Nanotoxicity Data with SPARQL into R for analysis

June 14, 2011
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Not so long ago I wrote about mporting RDF input in R for analysis. I am collecting nanotoxicology data in a Semantic MediaWiki with the RDFIO extension installed (by Samuel), allowing me to SPARQL that data directly from R. There is nothing much structural to visualize at this moment, so I'm skipping the Bioclipse...

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Importing RDF input in R for analysis

April 28, 2011
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August last year I asked on BioStar about how to import RDF into the R statistical package and at the time nothing seemed existing. Over the past few weeks I ported code I wrote for Bioclipse to create the rrdf package for R, which is now available fro...

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Chemometrics with R

March 15, 2011
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Chemometrics with R

I just heard that my supervisor's book Chemometrics with R was released, and I immediately requested our library to get a copy. Ron introduced me to R at a time that most at our department were still using Matlab. In fact, I had be maintaining Matlab s...

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Mapping BioStar users onto the world map

October 9, 2010
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Mapping BioStar users onto the world map

Neil is my new bioinformatics hero! (Sorry Pierre :)BioStar is a Q&A website for bioinformatics, just like the Blue Obelisk eXchange. Neil and Pierre have an ongoing struggle to gain the most karma, requiring Pierre to put in a formal complaint aga...

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QSPR modeling with signatures

June 20, 2010
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QSPR modeling with signatures

I had to dig deep to find posts on QSAR modeling. There are quite a few on QSAR in Bioclipse, but that focuses on the descriptor calculation. In a quick scan, I could only spot two modeling posts:The CDK/Metabolomics/Chemometrics Unconference resultsWh...

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The CDK/Metabolomics/Chemometrics Unconference results

April 7, 2008
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The CDK/Metabolomics/Chemometrics Unconference results

As announced earlier, Miguel, Velitchka, Christoph and I held a small CDK/Metabolomics/Chemometrics unconference. We started late, and did not have an evening program, resulting in not overly much results. However, we did do molecular chemometrics.We u...

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Christmas presents…

December 21, 2007
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Our Christmas tree has not been decorated yet, but the presents are there: the BMC Bioinformatics paper on userscripts in life sciences, Bioclipse 1.2.0, a long list of blogs to rate, and a very nice overview from Wendy Warr on workflow environments, d...

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MetWare: metabolomics database project started on SourceForge

November 22, 2007
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The Applied Bioinformatics at PRI group where I now work in Wageningen and the group of Steffen Neumann in Halle have started the MetWare project on Sourceforge to develop opensource databases for metabolomics data.The databases design will be based on...

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