Sumnotes: Extract Highlights From Your PDF Documents

Sumnotes: Extract Highlights From Your PDF Documents

Sumnotes is the only simple, yet robust solution to scrape PDF books, lecture notes or research papers, helping you to focus on what matters to you. […] No installation, no adding bloat to your computer, everything you need is the internet connection and a web browser. […] Extracted annotations can be easily exported in to the DOC and TXT formats [and to Evernote!].

No Ceilings: It’s time to unleash girls’ potential in STEM

No Ceilings: It’s time to unleash girls’ potential in STEM

Girls and boys test similarly in math and science, but fewer women pursue STEM careers. Although testing data show that girls and boys in the United States and around the world perform at comparable levels in math and science in both primary and secondary school, female students are much less likely to graduate from college with a STEM degree (science, technology, engineering, or math) than their male counterparts.

Story from No Ceilings, The Full Participation Project  from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Full report and source dataset available.

References for visualizing uncertainty

References for visualizing uncertainty

One of the increasingly frequent questions I get asked, particularly by people from a scientific or financial domain, is how to effectively visualise uncertainty of data and of statistics. My response is usually to make suggestions around annotated markings and/or colour gradients to indicate increasing or declining certainties.

Jornada “Comunicación y datos: el futuro ya está aquí”

Hoy se ha celebrado la jornada “Comunicación y Datos: el futuro ya está aquí”, con Miren Gutiérrez como maestra de ceremonias y Alberto Ortiz de Zárate, Guillermo Gutiérrez y David González como invitados. Continúa leyendo Jornada “Comunicación y datos: el futuro ya está aquí”

Write your thesis in Plain Text!

http://inlustre.net/2014/01/write-your-thesis-in-plain-text/

I really don’t understand why most people in the Humanities insist on using Microsoft Word to write their material. Universities habituate their undergraduate humanities students to Word and they really ought to stop it. I recently got a shock to my anti-Word stance when I wrote an article and was looking to submit it to a journal that only takes MS Word format articles. The journal also had a really nasty custom citation format, which complicated it even further.