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Turning Analysis Scripts into Packages

Published: 15 Oct 2020, 1:08 p.m. Revised: 20 Oct 2020, 8:18 a.m.
Author: Peter Crowther; Chris Daniel

Find out how Peter Crowther, a Research Software Engineer in Research IT, helped Christopher Daniel from the Lightform Group in the Department of Materials to improve and prepare his code ready for publication.

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Advanced Git – linking code repositories using SubModules

Published: 28 Sep 2020, 1:04 p.m. Revised: 29 Sep 2020, 1:37 p.m.
Author: Douglas Lowe; Robin Long

Git is becoming a common tool, widely used for organising code, recording developments, etc. Often, we want to reuse code from one project for another, or to have a standard layout or template that can be used for similar projects. Here Robin Long and Douglas Lowe, from the RSE team, will detail the features available in git and github for making your life easier with this.

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MATLAB Licence Update

Published: 22 Sep 2020, 2:01 p.m. Revised: 8 Oct 2020, 2:49 p.m.
Author: Anja Le Blanc

The University has purchased a license to allow the download and install of the full suite of MATLAB products on to both staff and students’ own, or University provided, computers.

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Mobile Development Service Explores Lockdown Lethargy

Published: 22 Sep 2020, 8:11 a.m. Revised: 22 Sep 2020, 8:11 a.m.
Author: Adrian Harwood

The Rest-Activity Pattern app (RAPapp) developed by Research IT’s Mobile Development Service (MDS) allows users to send sleep and activity data measured by their smart watches or fitness trackers to University researchers, while sharing their personalised “activity plots” to their social media. This is all part of a priority project looking at how the lockdown has affected rest-activity patterns in EEA countries.

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CIUK 2020 - open for contributions

Published: 18 Sep 2020, 10:35 a.m. Revised: 18 Sep 2020, 10:35 a.m.
Author: Martin Turner

The popular CIUK (Computing Insight UK) event is moving online this year.

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OriginPro Update

Published: 17 Sep 2020, 12:54 p.m. Revised: 1 Oct 2020, 8:24 a.m.
Author: Anja Le Blanc

The University OriginPro licence has recently been renewed.

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Software Productivity and Sustainability for Computational Science and Engineering - Call for Posters

Published: 9 Sep 2020, 10:23 a.m. Revised: 9 Sep 2020, 10:23 a.m.
Author: Shoaib Sufi

A minisymposterium (topical poster group) on “Software Productivity and Sustainability for CSE” for the SIAM CSE21 conference, is looking for poster contributions for this general topic to complement a range of minisymposia at the event.

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bmBASE: Web Application & Database

Published: 26 Aug 2020, 1:30 p.m. Revised: 26 Aug 2020, 2:22 p.m.
Author: Veselin Karaganev

Veselin Karaganev, a Computer Science summer student from the University has been working with our Research Software Engineers to develop a web database for the basement membraneBASE project from Wellcome Centre for Cell-Matrix Research.

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Mobile App Oils the Wheels of Apprenticeships

Published: 19 Aug 2020, 10:56 a.m. Revised: 19 Aug 2020, 10:57 a.m.
Author: Patricia Barnby

Our Mobile Development Service (MDS) have been working with Drs Gail Hebson and Clare Mumford from the Alliance Manchester Business School to deliver a mobile app to improve the mentoring process in apprenticeships.

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How Should We Deduce the Tree of Life?

Published: 17 Aug 2020, 2:37 p.m. Revised: 19 Aug 2020, 9:28 a.m.
Author: Russell Garwood

Working out the relationships between the twigs in the tree of life - with confidence - is a key goal for biologists and palaeontologists. It also provides computational challenges. Russell Garwood, from the School of Natural Sciences, explains what these are, and how Research IT have helped.

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