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Go Debian Testing!

21 May, 2018

For almost a year now I’ve being spending most of my computer time on Debian. I began with Debian Stretch and switched to Debian Testing two months ago. This was another good opportunity to gain... Read More

Markdown everywhere!

13 May, 2018

According to Wikipedia: Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax. It is designed so that it can be converted to HTML and many other formats using a tool by the same... Read More

R in Space - A Series

14 Apr, 2018

So it begins A fair proportion of people involved in inSileco have one particular expertise in common: we work extensively with spatial data. This expertise has been developed through extensive time i... Read More

R in Space - Useful resources

13 Apr, 2018

The mapping landscape has changed! Over the last decade it has become increasingly easy to create and edit maps. As explained by Mark Zastrow in ‚ÄúScience on the Map”, the mapping landscape has d... Read More

R in Space - About spatial data

12 Apr, 2018

Spatial data refer to phenomenon or information that can be observed geographically. What a definition! In short spatial data concern every information that could be reported on a map, i.e. on a two-d... Read More


The overarching goal of this blog is quite straightforward: tackle challenges and opportunities provided by this new era of open-access and computationally intensive research in the field of ecology. You will therefore find a collection of blog posts that reflect this: code snippets, ecological insights, new and exciting computational tools, opinions on various field of ecology and programming, etc.

In the interest of full disclosure, we also have a hidden agenda for this blog. As a group revolving almost exclusively around academia (for more about us) - and as such, some might say out of touch with reality - we have to write a lot, which can be quite hard (cough read procrastination cough). This blog is therefore also our attempt at significantly stepping-up our writing game!

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