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Structured Online Laboratory Notebooks

I spent some time last week with a group of medical imaging researchers who manage their work with Excel. They explained that it’s almost ideal for their ne...
January 18, 2007

Software Carpentry Usage in December

Visits to the Software Carpentry site were down quite a bit in December; I had expected a drop because of the holiday, but not this large. On the bright sid...
January 18, 2007

Creating Tables in DrProject

Courtesy of David Scannell, here’s a quick rundown of how to create a new table in DrProject’s database. (Yes, I know, we should convert to SQLObject or SQL...
January 18, 2007

The Open Laboratory

Collections of essays have been around since Montaigne --- my copy of Orwell's is practically falling apart from repeated use. Collecting blog postings is a ...
January 16, 2007