#lovedataweek: Data Needs Software

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As part of Love Data Week 2019, we thought it would be worth taking a brief moment to think about software.… Read more

Software Carpentry 27-28th November

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On 27th and 28th of November the Library will be helping to run a Software Carpentry workshop for research staff and postgraduate research students.… Read more

Attendance of CERL’s Visual Approaches to Cultural Heritage, 14 March 2018

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The Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL) held its Spring seminar in Zürich, and I was lucky enough to attend.… Read more

Free stuff for academic software developers

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It’s Black Friday, which seems as good a time as any to flag up a couple of year-round discounts available to academics who write code as part of their work.… Read more

Software Carpentry

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Following the success of the two Software Carpentry workshops we ran last semester, we’ll be running another one on 4th-6th December in the Gateway, covering

  • The Unix Shell
  • Version Control with Git
  • Programming in R
  • Databases and SQL

Software Carpentry “has been teaching researchers the computing skills they need to get more done in less time and with less pain” since 1998.… Read more

Software Sustainability Institute blog post

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The Software Sustainability Institute, a “national facility for cultivating and improving research software to support world-class research” asked Research Computing to contribute a blog post for their series Day in the software life.… Read more

Collating Ogoneks

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No, this isn’t one of Captain Haddock’s expletives, uttered after drinking a bottle of whisky. Which isn’t to say that there was no cursing or desire for string drink when Research Computing helped PhD student Vittorio Mattioli to produce a digital edition of two versions of the Icelandic Eddic poem Grímnismál, as part of his thesis.… Read more

Research Software Survey Results

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There were 29 responses to the Research Software survey run at the end of 2016 – not bad considering it was only sent to about 100 people.… Read more

Research Software Survey

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Following the Research Data Management survey during the summer, we would like to try and capture some more information about the development of software for research via a more focused survey of those people at St Andrews who develop software as part of their research activity.… Read more

1st conference of Research Software Engineers

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Update: Slides from many of the talks are now available via the conference website.


The first conference of Research Software Engineers (RSEs) was held by the UK RSE Association at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester on 15-16 September.… Read more