Around the hackathon : Twitter hashtag data analysis with Python

Purpose This is a small test before starting working on something more robust for event growth tracking. I wanted to play with the data generated by the #mozsprint hackathon organized by Mozilla Science Lab. In this short notebook I will keep adding notes on tests I am doing to get…

Setting up a quota watcher agent in Python

This is a documentation for QuotaWatcher utility, a small cron job developed to monitor disk usage on our servers. In this post I am going to explain how this agent works, what are the steps we need to build it and how it can be improved. Please feel free to…

When Python `IS` is not what it is

This is a quick tip on using is, when to use, and when not to use it and what you should really consider when using it. This is an issue that can affect your results, the effect can be small or big depending on the outcome of using the is…

Visualize your git repository commits

I came across gource an open source software for version control visualization and I kept playing with it on some of the projects I am working on in our group at BC Cancer Agency. I wanted to blog about it, and share my experience using it. Visualizing git commits is…

Words a bioinformatician never wants to hear

I used to run a blog at biocodershub.net before, but since I moved all my efforts towards developing coderscrowd.com, I was forced to shut it down. That said I will keep releasing some successful posts that were highly debated because they reflect the reality of a day to…

Real Time Programming for Bioinformatics (and for fun)

Are you using CodersCrowd ? No ? You should ! :) What first started as a side project for me became rapidly something I'm excited to work on. Each time I think of a new feature, I just run and sketch some pros and cons, draw a cartoon and open my editor and let…