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Collaborative Writing Tools for Academics and Students. JotGit: A new open source project from writeLaTeX - Overleaf Blog. JotGit is a Git-backed real time collaborative editor. Years ago, in a graduate computer science course, I was tasked with implementing an algorithm for "variational image segmentation by motion detection.

JotGit is a Git-backed real time collaborative editor

" The algorithm was, as they say, a doozy. Tersely described over the course of half a dozen papers, it had dozens of subroutines, which when implemented grew to span thousands of lines of MATLAB code. But there was one subroutine, mysteriously called the "numerical upgrading" routine, whose description was mysteriously absent from the scientific record. Without this small but vital routine, the whole marvelous image segmenting machine just sputtered and ground to a halt. Crash! View the complete collection of Open Science Week articles Fortunately, after many late nights, I managed to track down an unpublished technical report that outlined the missing routine (in Japanese, but that's another story).

Use Github for Scientific Writing - Zenf. Tl;dr: GIT is a very good tool to manage scientific writing, either if you write it on your own or with collaborators.

Use Github for Scientific Writing - Zenf

The rich set of tools supporting collaborative work makes github a good place for storing all information there. There are many reasons why I adore github! For me, it stands for all the good things associated with open content — the beautiful mindset behind it where many people participate to create amazing things! Openness, which is still largely missing in scientific research. Collaborative work on a scientific paper is carried out in the worst case by emailing LaTeX code. GIT was designed for code-projects, but also works very well for the scientific writing process. To clarify: GIT is the name of the versioning system, github is a web site for storing GIT-repositories and it comes with additional features. Github repositories are by default open for everyone to see. Setup Creating the New Repository Creating a new repository at Github is easy as pie.

Commit often! Editor. Hey! I’m your first Markdown document in StackEdit. Don’t delete me, I’m very helpful! I can be recovered anyway in the Utils tab of the Settings dialog. Github for Writers - Made By Loren. Short version: I'm building Penflip, a collaborative writing platform.

Github for Writers - Made By Loren

It's similar to GitHub, but designed for writing instead of coding. Longer version: For the past three years, I've used GitHub for hosting code projects, discovering bleeding edge tech, and collaborating with an engineering team. And it has been simply wonderful. However, despite how crucial GitHub is to the developer toolbox, I'm constantly wondering why the platform is limited to just code. What's so awesome about GitHub? Penflip - collaborative writing and version control.


SciGit Blog. SciGit is an online platform that helps scientists collaborate on documents easily.

SciGit Blog

SciGit’s goals are to help scientists track changes made to their documents, not require any alteration of workflow or environment for it to be used, and provide easy to use publishing tools with peer review. SciGit provides three services: A website where you can browse projects, including their history, team members, and files.A desktop client that provides a simple, Dropbox-like interface where you drag and drop files into a folder to have them automatically cloud-synced.A publishing service on the website with integrated crowdsourced peer review. Website The SciGit website is where the most action happens. Client The client syncs files and provides merging functionality. Publishing The website will also include publishing tools.

Like this: Like Loading... Edocr. Science on Google+ Biblio science 2.0. FigShare. Figshare: a carrot for sharing - Helping researchers share their research more quickly. Helping researchers share their research more quickly.

Figshare: a carrot for sharing - Helping researchers share their research more quickly.

Figshare, a tool designed to enable researchers to release all of their research outputs quickly, and in an easily citable, sharable and discoverable manner, has just launched a significantly upgraded site today. Originally launched in March 2011, Figshare has since received support from Nature’s sister company, Digital Science. The tool provides an interesting way to quickly publish all file formats, including videos and datasets that are often demoted to the supplemental materials section in current publishing models. Files that aren’t ready for publication can be stored privately for free in the cloud.

Figshare uses creative commons licensing (CC0 for the datasets; CC-BY for everything else) so others can re-use the data whilst allowing authors to maintain their ownership. “Our starting point is a commitment by the coalition to transparency and open access to publicly funded data” Docs for Facebook. Diigo - Web Highlighter and Sticky Notes, Online Bookmarking and Annotation, Personal Learning Network. Create stories using social media - Evernote Corporation.

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Share - Centralized public repository for documents, presentations, PDFs and spreadsheets. Google Docs - Online documents, spreadsheets, presentations, surveys, file storage and more. Buy and sell documents, images, templates. ScribTeX online LaTeX editor. Docstoc – Documents, Templates, Forms, Ebooks, Papers & Presenta. Upload & Share PowerPoint presentations and documents.