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Istvan Albert ♦♦ 69k
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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: The Biostar Handbook. A bioinformatics e-book for beginners.
... There is a GitHub repository that tracks issues, problems and suggestions for the book. If you experience any type of technical problem please visit the site below to create a new issue. https://github.com/biostars/biostar-handbook-issues/issues ...
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Comment: C: The Biostar Handbook. A bioinformatics e-book for beginners.
... Thanks for the note. It turns out that on January 8th, 2017 the Gene Ontology has changed not just the file naming but even the formats. Creating a link and results checker for the book is more urgent than ever. This will the priority this month. I always knew that data and links are brittle in bio ...
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Comment: C: The Biostar Handbook. A bioinformatics e-book for beginners.
... The book us used to support an existing course offered in residence and based on student evaluation it was successful at that. An online course based on the book is indeed a more natural and logical step - we'll see what the future holds. I am not particularly fond of the Coursera platform - I fin ...
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Comment: C: The Biostar Handbook. A bioinformatics e-book for beginners.
... Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated! I was hoping to make learning more enjoyable and fun. And, as you point out it was indeed one of my goals to get people to see the some of the idiosyncratic aspects of bioinformatics. With no doubt the field is home to geniuses when it comes to software d ...
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Comment: C: can Moderator accept answers ? and users can reformat of the questions
... This is a feature that I also would like to add. It is mostly a user interface issue - how to make this simple and reversible. ...
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Comment: C: can Moderator accept answers ? and users can reformat of the questions
... Oh I forgot about that as well ;-) And indeed this is possible. I have probably added this feature later... ...
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Answer: A: can Moderator accept answers ? and users can reformat of the questions
... Once challenge with accepting answers lies in moderators not being able to verify that the question does indeed addresses the original issue. Questions may be incompletely formulated or mistaken. Having an answer accepted by the author carries a different weight - I think commenting on a post sayi ...
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Comment: C: [META] Noticed an issue with code markup and open parentheses (
... That is one weird error for sure. The original raw content does contain an extra parenthesis that disappears here. I will investigate. I'll open a github issue for it: https://github.com/ialbert/biostar-central/issues/421 ...
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Comment: C: NovaSeq from Illumina
... it can generate 132 exomes/transcriptomes per run Automation, simple programming + scripting will be more important than ever ...
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Comment: C: The Biostar Handbook. A bioinformatics e-book for beginners.
... this is not the place to troubleshoot or support the code in the book. Please open a new question or send an email to the contact email. ...
written 6 weeks ago by Istvan Albert ♦♦ 69k

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