this post was previously published on my old website, there’ll be a few of those older but useful posts that I’ll be migrating over in the next little while… Molecules are beautiful things, intricate and infinitely variable. As part of research publications it can be useful to catch them from their best angles. This short post gives some tips on how to present molecules in publications. Our model for today is Prostaglandin-F2α There are a number of chemical databases and ways of expressing molecular identities.
LaTeX is a fantastic way to create and display print-ready scientific documents. There are a number of different ways to edit and produce LaTeX documents, which we’ll revist in a future post. In this post, I want to deal with one of the major issues that people find difficult with LaTeX: tables. LaTeX can certainly produce any type of table you’d like to create, but it does so in a way that can be very difficult to follow visually.
In the process of building a new personal website, I hunted around for static website engines. My previous website used an engine called habari, but development of the Habari Project is discontinued and I was interested in writing posts in markdown instead of plain HTML. So let’s get a few questions answered immediately: Why a static engine? What is markdown? A static website engine converts an intermediate syntax into HTML.