Markdown for Manuscripts: Enhancements

Today was my first time using markdown for a manuscript methods section (see previous post on getting set up in markdown). It had lots of equations so using LaTeX to write the equations was quite nice. Here’s an example of the markdown code: \\[ \mu_{s,h,d,y} = \left\{ \begin{array}{1 1} \omega_{s,h,d,y} + \delta_{s}(t_{s,h,d-1,y} – \omega_{s,h,d-1,y}) &…

Writing Scientific Papers Using Markdown

Writing Scientific Papers Using Markdown Markdown is a markup language that is very handy and easy to use. I won’t say much more about it, but I’ve written about it before here and here. I’ve used it increasingly for writing blog posts, webpages, taking notes, with GitHub issue tracking, and with R code (R Markdown…

GitHub Management for Science Lab Groups

I am working to set up a collaborative workflow and version control system for our lab group. We generally have about 10 people and 2-4 that work on any given project. We’ve decided on git as our version control system and GitHub as our site for remote repository hosting. Initially who ever was taking the…

Electronic Lab Notebook: Take 1

I am always looking to improve my scientific workflow. My current workflow related to my “lab notebook” is terrible and virtually non-existent. I don’t do a lot of lab work, but I still try to keep notes of what I do and thoughts I have and various things I try. Unfortunately, I have a number…