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HowTo

  • Cloud Convert to convert PostScript into SVG format

    Yesterday I discovered a really cool website Cloud Convert for converting different document file formats for example from PostScript to SVG. I use much software in my research which generates output in PostScript format. Postscripts are editable using a text editor if you know how the PostScript language works. I find it easier to work with the SVG format...

  • Using Inkscape for chemical structure/pathway drawing

    Inkscape is a versatile vector drawing cross-platform free software which can be used for various types of complex drawings ranging from designing adverts to scientific drawings. I mostly use it for drawings related to biology, specially biosynthesis pathways. Drawing a biosynthesis pathway usually require a bunch of arbitrary symbols such as spheres and a number of chemical moieties attached to...

  • How to make dictionary work in TexStudio

    I recently started using LaTex for my PhD thesis. I would say it takes a while to get your head around it but once it works it’s a fun thing to do. And it is so much easy to work with large documents such as a thesis than using MS Word or LibreOffice Writer. I am using TexStudio as my...


PhD

  • My PhD viva experience

    I haven’t been blogging for a while as I was busy writing my PhD thesis and preparing for the final viva. But now as my viva is over and I have successfully passed my PhD it seems fair to start writing again with a post about my viva experience. My viva went really well better than what I expected, after...

  • My PhD using only free and open source software

    I have been advocating in favour of free and/or open source software (FOSS) ever since I started using GNU/Linux in 2005 during my second year of undergraduate. I am not entirely against paid or proprietary software as long as they are installed using a legitimate and not a bootleg copy. Throughout my childhood, I have learned how to use a...


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DataScience

  • Essentials for Reproducibility

    Reproducibility of results is imperative for a sound research project. However, in computational research, especially in academic environments, we often overlook the reproducibility factor and does not put enough effort into establishing essential environments and workflows early on in the project lifecycle. Readers are often expected to figure things out themselves from the minimal information in the methods section if...

  • One Year of Doing Data Science & Deep Learning

    For the past year, I have been doing data science (DS) & deep learning (DL) to understand drug bioactivation, toxicity and their implications on drug-induced liver injuries (DILI). I come from a background of molecular modeling which is a computational approach to analyse molecules, but I would not consider it to be DS or DL. Since, DS and DL were...


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