These are resources that I found useful in my daily research and life.
- : collaborative writing and publishing. My collaborators and I write latex manuscript together on this website. It supports using git to keep track of your changes.
- Google docs: create and edit documents online for free. My collaborators and I use it for collaboratively writing word documents
- : generate a list of possible acronyms given few keywords.
- : a web-based hosting service for version control using git. I prefer to install GitHub Desktop as a GUI.
- : a cloud-based set of proprietary team collaboration tools and services. I use it to communicate with my collaborators and answer questions from users of my softwares (e.g. CNMF-E).
- Markdown: Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers.
- Zotero: Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.
- Jekyll : transform your plain text into static websites and blogs. This webpage is built based on a template of jekyll minima.
- : a distributed version control system. I used it for organizing my code and manuscripts. It is powerful when combined with GitHub and Overleaf.
- VS code : a source code editor. You can do almost all writing work with VS code. I used to use VIM and sublime text, but I switched to VS code once I tried it. I still use sublime text occasionally because it has a faster loading speed than VS code.
- MySQL database management system. I use it to organize the data from my collaborators.
mydumper & myloader: back up MySQL database servers. It’s much faster then mysqldump.
export_fig: A toolbox for exporting figures from MATLAB to standard image and document formats nicely. You can save figures as what what see appearing on the screen.
DataJoint Combined with MySQL, you can manage large scale experimental datasets and access them from MATLAB/Python. Moreover, you can organize your data analysis in a systematic and reproducible pipeline.