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Archive for September, 2009

R flashmob #2 at stackoverflow.com

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

This just in from Dan’s Decision Science News: Tonight at exactly 18:04 UK time, login at stackoverflow.com, post three questions you always wanted to ask about R, make sure you tag them “R”, and possibly stick around to answer some questions and to vote for good questions and answers. Sign the guestbook. More details at […]

OfflineIMAP settings for King’s College London email account

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Same as in the previous post … the information you need is in fact already available here, but if you want to just cut-and-paste this into your ~/.offlineimaprc, see below. (For those who don’t know, offlineimap is an incredibly useful tool that syncs local maildirs with IMAP accounts. You get all the benefits of being […]

msmtprc settings for King’s College London email account

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Just to maybe spare someone some time. There’s a pdf on the KCL website with all the information you need, but it’s even easier just to cut and paste. Note: account kcl Can be something else, especially, can be “default” if you want it to be the default. Replace “USERNAME” with your username, but make […]

Citeulike: Protect capital letter inside author name

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Some authors have capital letters in the middle of their surname, e.g. “Michael L DeKay”. Citeulike “corrects” this to lowercase (why? why?). To protect what you put in, you have to use a special syntax: =/firstname/all_initials/lastname/= Example: =/Michael/ML/DeKay/= You put this directly into the author field, where you would normally put the author name “as […]