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Reproducible Research

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I'm currently preparing a series of lessons for neuroscience PhD students which will cover the use of essential software tools for research. The modules will cover what I believe are the most important pieces of software for students to become proficient data managers and efficient paper and report writers.
All the tools listed are open source and…

Arduino I/O and Dynamic Graphing with R and the Manipulate library

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Recently, our lab has been working on a general timing measurement system to ensure that psychophysical timing of experiments is valid with different experimental setups ranging from calibrated lab CRT monitors to LCD projectors in MRI facilities.
Essentially, we aim to have a portable and easy to use recorder of digital and analogue signals that can …

Software for Research, Part 3: [R], RStudio and ggplot2 for Statistics

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[R] is an excellent open-source statistics language. It's cross-platform and free and I think it will eventually displace proprietary stat's packages due to its rapid development, speed and ease of use. So there's no time like the present to get used to using it.