Sunday, September 27, 2015

Program Sharing: My Experience Submitting to CRAN

R is an open source statistical programming environment that we have discussed here on the blog before. This is the statistical software of choice for most scientists because it is freely available, incredibly powerful, and backed up by a strong, enthusiastic community. In addition to being openly available to anyone, it is also open to your programming contributions. Contributions to R are most often made as packages, which are defined as the following:

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Blogger Update: My New Adventure in Michigan

You may have noticed that I have not been around my blog lately. What's been going on? Well like most bloggers from time to time, I got hit over the head with a lot of other projects, and the blog had to take a back seat. Fortunately these projects have been starting to wrap up nicely and I am excited to get back to Prophage.

So what have I been up to? Well the biggest update is that I will be defending my thesis in the very near future (October 2), which is essentially the graduation event for PhD candidates in biomedical research. Shortly after I defend, I will be moving to Ann Arbor to conduct research as a post doctoral fellow in the Pat Schloss lab at the University of Michigan. While it will be tough to leave Penn and my current lab, I am excited for the amazing people and research at Michigan. I will be continuing to focus on microbiome research in my new position.