You’re probably the person that mentioned open source software earlier and lead to my post.
We let our SPSS contract lapse for our lab ($2k), and the switch to R and R Studio has been a good one. It has propagated through our undergrad neuroscience program, and hopefully will make it to our biostatistics course too. Why make students pay $100 for a semester’s (or year’s) use of SPSS when R is free?
Tickey is pretty cool. It can make various sounds when keys are pressed, even mechanical keyboard sounds. Audible feedback can be a good thing. Perhaps it would help @MacSparky’s self-declared “banging away” on the keyboard.
I had done a fair bit of python programming at the time I started using R (ca. 2009) but it never occurred to me then to try to use python for data analysis. At this point I’ve written a lot of custom code and probably wouldn’t switch (at least not for that project, a longitudinal cohort study). But what are the key advantages you see to using python over R? Are there libraries that are comparable to R’s capabilities for visual display of info.?
I haven’t used PS or Pixelmator, so I don’t know. I’ve been using the GIMP for years, and it serves my (usually fairly simple) image editing needs. I usually use it for figures and the like, making backgrounds transparent, adding layers with various content above a pic, occasional pixelating or blurring, scaling, etc.
People seem to forget about Firefox. A lot of websites I use do not work well with Safari (for some reason it gets stuck uploading often for me on several sites). I really do not like using Google Chrome because it is a privacy nightmare, I am not willing to give all my web browsing data to Google. All the sites that have problems with Safari work every time with Firefox and the web development addons are awesome.
I use Brave to test websites on the Chrome rendering engine but prefer Firefox Developer Edition for developing websites, mainly because I’ve been using Firefox since 2003 and do not want to have to have to re-learn the debuggers and inspectors that I use for PHP/web development.