Much-maligned P value

Nature has published a nice editorial about how “One of scientists’ favourite statistics — the P value — should face tougher standards, say leading researchers.” Read here the entire editorial. “Researchers just don’t realize

P vs NP problems

Nice explanation from Steven de Rooji “Hi mom! Okay, this is it! First, sit down, take a deep breath. Have some tea. This is gonna hit you hard. Okay, here goes. People have found

Seeing Theory

Amazing site. The perfect (visual) introduction to probability and statistics. Click here

CSBL members are the winners of Hackathon Hack4Health

Congratulations to Matheus and Pedro for winning the 2016 Brazil Hackathon Hack4Health!! HACK4HEALTH Hackathon Hack4Health. Oriundo dos tradicionais encontros e competições de desenvolvedores do Vale do Silício, o Hospital Innovation Show (HIS) repete no Brasil

Little Book of R for Bioinformatics

Suggested by Flavio   Welcome to a Little Book of R for Bioinformatics! By Avril Coghlan, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, U.K. Email: This is a simple introduction to bioinformatics, with a focus

Hands-on Training in RNA-Seq Data Analysis

Suggested by Flavio Hands-on Training in RNA-Seq Data Analysis I-Hsuan Lin National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan The materials are prepared for the Next-Generation Sequencing Workshop organized by the Life Science Library Training Courses on

Plotly.js Open-Source Announcement

Read here and here. A growing number of graphing tools and libraries allow anyone to make beautiful, interactive web-based graphs. By interactively visualizing our data online, we share complex ideas in an exploratory, visual,

Spain Workshop: Steps towards personalized therapy

7-9 November 2016, Spain. Organizers: Fernando Casares (CABD (Andalusian Centre for Developmental Biology), CSIC-Universidad Pablo de Olavide-Junta de Andalucía. Sevilla, Spain) Marcelo A. Nobrega (Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago. Chicago, USA) Luiz

Scientific method: Statistical errors

Suggested by Pedro. P values, the ‘gold standard’ of statistical validity, are not as reliable as many scientists assume. … For many scientists, this is especially worrying in light of the reproducibility concerns. In

Network Earth

Post by Fernando. The world is a complicated place. Our planet is made up of millions of networks from microscopic ecosystems to global migration. How can we ever hope to understand and predict the

R & Bioconductor Manual

Post by Flavio Check the manual here. General Overview R ( is a comprehensive statistical environment and programming language for professional data analysis and graphical display. The associated Bioconductor project provides many additional R