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LaTeX and a biological thesis -- part 2

Posted by bob1, 16 May 2014 - - - - - - · 500 views
Latex, reference managers and 1 more...
In this post I would like to talk about not just LaTeX but some of the software front-ends associated with it, specifically LaTeX editors and reference managers (note: these are all freeware).
 
For those not familiar with the terminology, front-ends are those bits of software that allow you to access a deeper level of software to do a purpose. ...


LaTeX and a biological thesis

Posted by bob1, 12 February 2014 - - - - - - · 935 views

Some of you may know already that I am in the throes of a PhD, and since I like to learn new things I thought I would try to write my thesis in the LaTeX typesetting system (pronounced la-tech, as the "X" is actually a greek chi symbol), rather than Word.  My reasons for this are many, and I don't want to cover them too much here (comment and ask an...


Lamenting the loss (or, Where did they go?)

Posted by bob1, 31 October 2010 - - - - - - · 14,136 views

The recent passing of one of my scientific heroes, Benoît Mandelbrot, the overly large sports section, coupled with the distinct lack of science news in the newspaper this morning has me thinking... Where are our science heroes these days?

It seems to me that in the mid 20th...


Way to go!

Posted by bob1, 08 October 2010 - - - - - - · 997 views

Some of you may have seen a report recently about a privately owned laboratory in North Carolina (USA) that was shut down for animal abuse violations after an investigation by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).

PETA as most of...


Banned...

Posted by bob1, 30 September 2010 - - - - - - · 792 views

or at least challenged!

For those of you with absolutely no idea what I am blogging about:

Last week was the American Library Association (ALA) Banned Books Week, celebrated during the last week of September every year since 1982.  

As a fan of reading and...


The Perfect Storm

Posted by bob1, 23 September 2010 - - - - - - · 613 views

Having experienced a fairly protracted spring storm lately and hearing the reports on the news of how this is a "once in a generation" type storm got me thinking about reporting of storms and other similar periodic events and the use of terms to refer to them that appear, on the surface, to be unambiguous but in reality may not be.  

It seems to...


In the media part 1

Posted by bob1, 16 September 2010 - - - - - - · 817 views

Welcome,

In this blog I am hoping to discuss science in the media and the reporting thereof, both good and bad...

What inspired me to start this was a local 60 Minutes report (http://www.3news.co....28/Default.aspx(video, may not be accessible internationally)) about a person who was at death's door in...





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