Monthly Archives: April 2013

Ubuntu OS

Different versions of Ubuntu. Installing Ubuntu from USB drive. Testing first to see whether hardware works before fully installing. I like the Cinnamon desktop environment. I upgraded Ubuntu 13.04. Graphics troubleshooting procedure: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GraphicsTroubleshootingProcedure https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/227596  

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Python Dictionary Objects

Dictionaries stored as hashtables vs. linear searching keys. THis kinda fits into your discussion of why linear searching is slow. http://blip.tv/pycon-us-videos-2009-2010-2011/pycon-2010-the-mighty-dictionary-55-3352147 http://stackoverflow.com/questions/327311/how-are-pythons-built-in-dictionaries-implemented http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1602934/what-is-a-good-way-to-test-if-a-key-exists-in-python-dictionary http://wiki.python.org/moin/DictionaryKeys

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Problem

The first step is admitting you have a problem. I’m addicted: http://cscircles.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/visualize/#mode=edit  

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README

Focus on writing good, clear descriptive “Read Me” files. http://thechangelog.com/top-ten-reasons-why-i-wont-use-your-open-source-project/

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Programming Ideas

Ideas for Python coding: – put sequences in fasta format – parses sequences from fasta format – reverse translate amino acid sequence – search fasta file with EST for ORF – search ncbi and pull fasta files for taxonomic groups … Continue reading

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