web development

Create a nice looking table using R

Hi everyone, Today I will introduce formattable. This package is designed for applying formatting on vectors and data frames to make data presentation easier, richer, more flexible and hopefully convey more information. We will see how to use this package to interpret your data at a glance, with just a few lines of code (You can follow along below as well as check all the code in my git). Before going further, I will specify that this package is generally used [...]

By |2017-10-25T10:14:46-05:00March 30, 2017|Categories: Data Visualization, R|Tags: , |7 Comments

Client-side storage on the web

Web applications can provide users with cross platform tools which can easily be maintained and updated. It is therefore little wonder why bioinformatic tools are often published as web applications. However, some legal as well as computer security considerations can arise while operating on certain types of data  (e.g. medical or proprietary). In such cases, it may be preferable to store some of this data locally on the client's browser. Local data storage options are plentiful but can quickly become a little disorientating. Here's a small rundown [...]

By |2017-04-29T15:47:47-05:00January 28, 2015|Categories: Computer science|Tags: |0 Comments

Database Content Versioning Using SQLAlchemy

One of the important functionality required of a LIMS is keeping a history of the changes applied to the data stored within the underlying database. This can be a tricky aspect to develop and/or put in place and there are certainly a number of ways one can go about implementing such a solution. Fortunately for all you SQLAlchemy fans out there, a fully implemented versioning solution is provided in the ORM's examples page. While the examples page provides a few [...]

By |2017-05-01T10:27:33-05:00October 5, 2014|Categories: Computer science, Database, Python|Tags: , , , |2 Comments