Tag Archives: Research Tools

Tool of the Week: Stack Exchange

Over the past few months I've gotten a handful of requests on this blog to help write a custom piece of code. There are a couple reasons I don't do this: Ain't Nobody Got Time For Dat! One of the … Continue reading

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Reflections on Grad School: Tools and Tricks I wish I knew all along

I've done it! I've gotten my Ph.D.!  Here's a few things I wish I had done from the very beginning. Enjoy Yourself. You're going to take 4-8 years investing in yourself. This is time you've set aside to educate yourself … Continue reading

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Rounding to Order of Magnitude in Matlab

Knowing what order of magnitude a number is can be really helpful when performing analysis.  I find this especially useful when setting my color-scale using caxis. To find the order of magnitude of a number, denoted as O(10n) of some number A in matlab, use: … Continue reading

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Tool of the Week: Online 3D printing (rapid prototyping)

Recently, I've been super intrigued by online 3D printing services (Aka: cloud printing, rapid prototyping).  The principal is simple: You upload a modle to a website, it's printed on a rapid prototyper machine, and mailed to you. I've found 3 services online … Continue reading

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Tool of the Week: Evernote

Evernote is a free app for windows, pc, and smartphones, and is a great way to remember stuff. For research: I love being able to quickly snap screen shots of plots and clip them to Evernote, with a description of … Continue reading

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