What do I use?

Almost two years ago, I found this Q&A series on Biostars that asks well-known bioinformaticians what tools they use for their work: This is a nice Q&A series on @BioStarQuestion that shows what some known bioinformaticians use https://t.co/CYIiNJiLiF #bioinformatics — Dave Tang (@davetang31) October 10, 2014 The questions asked were: What hardware do you use?...

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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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Back to the basics

As the first post of this year, I'd like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. 2014 was a year where I focused much more on reading papers, hence the lack of posts on this blog (for those interested in what I have been reading, you can check out my incomplete notes on my second...

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4th anniversary

I started this blog quite unspectacularly four years ago on this exact day. The real motivation behind starting this blog was that I wanted to do something (anything!) with the web space I purchased over a year ago in 2009. I had egotistically purchased the domain davetang.org1 because it was on my list-of-things-to-do-in-life2. But that...

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Calculating the h-index

Updated 2014 September 19th to include a method that does not require sorting. The h-index is an index that is calculated by measuring the number of articles, say , that has at least citations. If you published 10 articles, and each of them had four citations, your h-index would be four, since there are four...

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Querying PubMed using R

I've seen talks over the years where the speaker shows a bar chart with the number of articles in PubMed that contain a certain keyword and tallied per year. In most of the cases the speaker was trying to illustrate the growing number of articles that contain the keyword. Here I try to do the...

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10,000 monthly visitors, apparently

I created davetang.org on the 24th of April 2009 just for the sake of buying a domain with my name in it. Realising that I was and am paying for a service, I decided to actually make use of my web space. But it really started to become handy when I decided to pursue a...

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