Archive for the ‘Software’ Category

March 23, 2011 0

Bollocks to waiting 10 years for progress

By in e-Science, Early-adopter, Open data, Social Media, Software, Web 2.0, Wikis

Tweet Open Data warrior Mark Hahnel (@science3point0), the creator of FigShare, explains in this guest post the motivation behind the project and asks researchers why they aren’t publishing their research data. I read a good quote the other day: “Bollocks to waiting 10 years for progress. I want people to know about it now, and [...]

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July 3, 2010 3

Knuth announces iTeX

By in Software, Writing

Tweet Donald Knuth announced he would make an earthshaking announcement at TUG 2010. The breaking news is the plan to release the next-generation TeX engine. Read the comments and a brief summary of the announcement in perfect Stevenote style from Slashdot.

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March 17, 2010 9

Paperpile: A new kid on the block

By in Computing tips, Early-adopter, Reference management, Software

Tweet The first public beta of Paperpile–the latest entry in the crowded arena of free reference management software–has been recently announced. As I write, a test version is available for Linux, but Mac and Windows versions should be released soon. From the screenshots gallery, it looks like Paperpile will feature a streamlined (although quite typical) [...]

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January 29, 2010 4

Introducing citeproc-js

By in Computing tips, Early-adopter, FOSS, Reference management, Software, Web 2.0, Writing

citeproc-js is a citation processor driven by CSL (Citation Style Language), an open standard for describing citation and bibliography formats. It is a low-level tool, developed in connection with the Zotero project, that aims to provide a uniform engine for handling references across a wide variety of platforms.

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November 6, 2009 2

Blog-sized lit reviews

By in Computing tips, Hacks, Software, Writing

Tweet When I started my DPhil, I set myself assignments in order to cover the lit review in easy bite-sized chunks. This worked pretty well but the collated material was scattered across different Word documents, which meant that I couldn’t look at everything at one glance or search the content. However at about the same [...]

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