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R Workflow

Nowadays, there seems to be an R package for anything and everything. While this makes starting a project in R seem quick and easy, there are considerations to take into account that will make your life easier in the long run.

Keeping Files Tidy

Files quickly proliferate and need to be kept tidy. It is important that the correct people can access the files, and file systems are well-structured for easy navigation.

A Large Scale Ancestry Study | Living with Machines

Living with Machines is a funded project at The Alan Turing Institute (aka the Turing), bringing together academics from different disciplines, to answer research questions such as how did historical newspapers tell the political landscape, how were accidents in factories reported, how did road and settlement names change, how did people change occupations during the industrial revolution...

Going to the HPC-SIG 2023

On Thursday, June 13, I attended the HPC-SIG meeting at the University of Bath which hosted many High Performance Computing (HPC) specialists in the UK. The event was hybrid, so there were international attendees as well as those from the UK.

Pythonic Parallel Processing for HPC: Your Gauss is as good as mine

There are many strategies and tools for improving the performance of Python code, for a comprehensive treatment see High Performance Python by Gorelick and Ozsvald (institutional access is available to QM staff). However, there are some subtleties when using them in an HPC environment. More bluntly, requesting processor cores does not automatically mean your code will use them effectively, and that cannot happen if it doesn't know how many of them there are!