Thoughts on transcription

A few weeks ago I asked this question: Transcription requires RNA pol; RNA pol requires the transcription of RNA pol subunits. Where did the first RNA pol come from? Silly Q? — Dave Tang (@davetang31) January 29, 2015

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Animated plots using R

I learned the simple concept of animation back in school, when some of my classmates would draw stick figures on the edge of large textbooks. At first I was wondering why one would defile a textbook in such a way, but then as they flipped through the pages and brought the stick figures to life,...

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Thesis cover art

I was recommended to have some sort of cover art on my thesis, so I decided to make my cover using the awesome Gviz package. Below is all the code for how I generated my thesis cover art. Suggestions and comments most welcome!

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BED to GRanges

Updated 2015 April 6th to include the intersect_bed() function in the bedr package. Last year I saw a post on Writing an R package from scratch and I always wanted to follow the tutorial. Yesterday while trying to make some plots using Gviz, I had some BED-like files (not supported by Gviz), which I wanted...

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