It is amusing how the brain of bioinformaticians work! Learning a new programming language for days feels so much of fun that making 5-minute discussion with neighbors (unless under special circumstances!) in our own mother-tongue. Today every bioinformatician keeps more than few languages and core IT toolkits on their plate. It has become mandatory to be able to mold different code snippets to build our own custom workflows, and thus keeping syntax at our fingertips has become essential.Although Google is the best way to get syntax problem solved, it is not a bad idea to keep reference sheets is our smartphones or stick out some printed sheets on the back of your door, in the old fashion way!!
These are handpicked reference sheets and you may encounter various other versions of these over Internet. If you find any version of reference sheet which is worth sharing, feel free to paste the link below.
At the end, I sincerely acknowledge the authors who have put their efforts in designing these informative reference sheets and made them available to us.
In the field of research we encounter numerous useful articles. This plethora of literature, thus demands a methodical management. While I was struggling to find an efficient way to put all my articles into perspective, I came across ‘Docear’, which is described as a free and open source academic literature suite. After experiencing the simplicity and benefits of using Docear in academic projects, I was pleasantly surprised and equally tempted to write about it.The most appealing features of Docear, includes:
- Simple user-interface
- Ability to help create mind maps and link documents directly
- Seamless integration of PDFs along with their headings and custom annotations
- Powerful search, and
- Reference management (including support with MS word)
- Works with Windows, Mac and Unix. A further detailed list of features can be accessed from their official website.
Additionally, the website is equipped with tutorials and snapshots, which are very straight forward. I find this open-source project promising and I am hoping to receive timely updates for it in future.
Many kudos to the Docear team for developing this truly resourceful software suite.