Tuesday, November 24, 2009


At NIH when you look at a grant they all have a Program Announcement number (PA). When you go to grants.gov they ask for the Funding Opportunity Announcement number (FOA). The first test of eligibility to apply for the grant is to realize that they both mean the same thing...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Running a script from the regular python shell

regular python shell: execfile('myscript.py')
ipython: run myscript.py
           : run -i myscript.py (if you want the script to have access to the workspace variables)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Installing brian

  1. nose
  2. sympy

Comparison on neural network simulators

A tabular wiki page of GPLd or otherwise open source code that can be used to run neural network simulations.

Notable among them is Brian, which is written in Python. The venerable NEURON also has hooks into python.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

affixa = the new gattach

gattach was a handy tool to use for webmail clients like gmail. I couldn't find it anymore, but then from this discussion I found out that gattach is now affixa.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Form contents after a crash

Firefox crashes semi-occasionally. On the plus side, when it recovers it repopulates any form fields I have been filling out. All is not lost...