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I have published research works in the fields of granular matter physics, network sciencemachine learninguser interfaces and bioinformatics. But above all I like to create useful systems. I  enjoy the process of designing and implementing web based services that stand the test of time. My current project that I dedicate most my time to is an e-book on genomic data analysis:

  • The Biostar Handbook - it is modeled by the content on this site and is a comprehensive guide for beginning bioinformaticians.

I am the  maintainer of this site:

  • Biostar Q&A platform  more of a jack-of-all-trades:  lead developer, interface designer, database manager, sys admin, dev-ops etc. whatever needs to be done.

Currently I work as a  Professor of Bioinformatics at Penn State. Within that position I serve in various roles:

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Answer: A: Is it allowed to make a derivative work of the BioStar Handbook in another progr
... Code examples may be translated in any other language, What is not permitted is re-publishing another version of the book where any of the content is copied verbatim and only the code is changed. As always *Fair Use* applies and I consider myself a supporter of [Fair Use](https://en.wikipedia.or ...
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Answer: A: Do you need a deduplication tool for FASTQ data in fastp?
... I will say that de-duplication is a far more complex concept than what people/end users initially assume. Even interpreting the meaning of a deduplication plot is far from trivial - I had to give it two tries myself. * https://www.biostars.org/p/83842/ * https://www.biostars.org/p/107402/ In the e ...
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Comment: C: CIGAR inconsistency BWA/GATK
... your post is too long - too many unrelated details - makes too difficult to read and parse. What you should post instead is just the issue at hand (and don't post examples where there is no problem), for example post the CIGAR string the alignment itself like so: 2M2D2M alignment: AATTAA ...
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Comment: C: The Biostar Handbook. A bioinformatics e-book for beginners.
... As https://www.biostars.org/u/18713/ points out the right email is `contact@biostarhandbook.com`. A short answer is that everything is included. ...
written 7 weeks ago by Istvan Albert ♦♦ 80k
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Comment: C: What is the statistics test on proportion data
... ok but look someone took the effort to answer your question. You should thank them and leave it be. It is still the correct answer to the question and we need to honor the effort that goes into answering questions. ...
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Comment: C: What is the statistics test on proportion data
... deleting a post after getting a satisfactory answer is grounds for suspension! ...
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Comment: C: Illumina Overlapping R1/R2 reads, error-correction in python
... See also Popoolation a tool https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3232374/ ...
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Comment: C: Illumina Overlapping R1/R2 reads, error-correction in python
... Ok, now I understand better what you are doing (after reading further down the line). This is really not about error correcting (as the title puts it) but it is about how to analyze very a short sequence that has been measured millions of times with the goal to identify rare mutations - where the ...
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Comment: C: Statistical Plotting GUI app - Minimal/no coding required by user
... You are posting about a tool that does "statistical plotting". The documentation has a screenshot of the data, a screenshot of the UI but does not show what the generated plot looks like ... shouldn't that be the first thing you show? Then it looks like your code is basically a wrapper around the P ...
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Comment: C: Illumina Overlapping R1/R2 reads, error-correction in python
... The way I see it you are over-engineering a problem that has already been solved - and with that, you are making the process less precise and accurate. {edited} - not relevant advice as I did not fully understand the OPs problem layout. SNP callers are not quite ready to call variation on data of t ...
written 9 weeks ago by Istvan Albert ♦♦ 80k

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