Making maps is hard. Even though we’ve been making maps for hundreds of years, it is still hard. Making good looking maps is really hard. We published a map that is both beautiful and tells a story, and this is the story of how we made that map.
But a figure like this does not appear immediately, it takes work to get something to look this good, and needless to say it wasn’t me that made it look so great!
As easy as it is to install PyFBA using the
pip command, it can be quite cumbersome to do so when you are working on a system without granted administrative or
sudo permissions. Here is a quick guide that has worked for me when installing PyFBA on a CentOS 6.3 system running a SunGrid Engine cluster system. If you are working on a Linux system and you do have admin and
sudo permissions, please follow the install guide here. Continue reading
Lately, I’ve been playing around with the Seaborn library and making heatmaps. The colors are usually some gradient showing highs and lows and I wanted to show how to make some of those here.
Our genome-scale metabolic model software, PyFBA, has been upgraded to version 1.2 recently. With new features ranging from a new Model class to Python 3 support, this release expands the usefulness of PyFBA. Version 1.2 has been updated on our GitHub master branch and PyPI. Read further to see more details.
Some Python shells, like iPython, provide autocompletion functionality while typing in code. If you’re like me and use the default shell in your terminal (the one that starts up when you just execute
python) this feature isn’t automatically available. Alas, I discovered a way to make this possible! Click the read more to find out how.