Let’s focus our neuroinformatics community efforts in Python and on software validation

TL;DR Summary: Python and its ecosystem are ideal for neuroinformatics, and we must try to get all the essential and established techniques implemented in pure python Community efforts (for testing & validation) must be focused on fully open source software (e.g. those in pure Python with an open source approved license) Community efforts for informatics… Continue reading Let’s focus our neuroinformatics community efforts in Python and on software validation

Open science is better science!

Repeat after me, open science is better science!  I believe that, and in that spirit, I am starting to do my best to move the peer review process to open forums when possible (authors permitting of course). Here is the first one on a preprint titled: "The ANTs Longitudinal Cortical Thickness Pipeline" posted on biorxiv. My comments are… Continue reading Open science is better science!

On what kind of twitter persona to maintain

These are exciting times. With just 140 characters and one click, you could potentially reach millions of people. You don't need to be famous, you just need great content. May be a hashtag. A message of love. An ordinary moment of joy. Enthusiastic cheering for your team. Spontaneous expression of disappointment. https://twitter.com/raamana_/status/781701142803775489 You just need to… Continue reading On what kind of twitter persona to maintain

A must read perspective on “Machine Learning and Prediction in Medicine — Beyond the Peak of Inflated Expectations”

Every once in a while, there appears a paper that is so good, so well-written and so packed with insights, that I would read it a few times... that I wished I had written it myself. That happened when I read this perspective paper by Jonathan Chen and Steven Asch. Normally I'd tweet a link… Continue reading A must read perspective on “Machine Learning and Prediction in Medicine — Beyond the Peak of Inflated Expectations”