Sat 27 August 2016

Quickly scripting a grid-search for parameter tuning

Posted by ankur in Research (1299 words, approximately a 6 minute read)

Finding the right set of parameters is quite important in a lot of research - machine learning and computational neuroscience are two fields that I know of. I recently had to ascertain the optimal parameter set for my simulations too. I came up with a quick script to do it for me.


Sat 05 March 2016

Calliope - helping you keep a diary - in LaTeX!

Posted by ankur in Research (491 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

Most researchers keep a research journal where we note down our musings, notes and so on. While a paper diary is still quite common, I'd really prefer something on my laptop/computer. There are various applications out there for journal writing, but none of them really match up to good old LaTeX. I've written a simple script that makes it really easy to maintain a journal using LaTeX - Calliope.


Sat 13 February 2016

Zaphod - a LaTeX change tracking tool

Posted by ankur in Research (1198 words, approximately a 5 minute read)

Introducing Zaphod - a Python script that attempts to help LaTeX users collaborate over their academic writing. It uses the power of Git to track changes, latexdiff to generate a PDF with annotated additions and removals from the document, and provides a simple interactive review tool that lets the user pick what changes they want to accept. You can use Zaphod to track changes in your LaTeX documents.