Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Error detection is a fundamental need in most computer networks and communication systems in order to combat the effect of noise. Error detection techniques have also been incorporated with lossless data compression algorithms for transmission across communication...

["Autonomous Systems","Computer Networks and Communications","Data Science","Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.171
1 citation
142 downloads
672 views

This paper presents the Tools4MSP software package, a Python-based Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for geospatial analysis in support of Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) and marine environmental management. The suite was initially developed within the ADRIPLAN...

["Data Science","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.165
271 downloads
1,270 views

The increased interest in analyzing and explaining gender inequalities in tech, media, and academia highlights the need for accurate inference methods to predict a person’s gender from their name. Several such services exist that provide access to large databases...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science","Databases","Digital Libraries"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.156
141 downloads
670 views

We describe the Coefficient-Flow algorithm for calculating the bounding chain of an $(n-1)$-boundary on an $n$-manifold-like simplicial complex $S$. We prove its correctness and show that it has a computational time complexity of O(|S(n−1)|) (where S(n−1) is the...

["Algorithms and Analysis of Algorithms","Data Science","Scientific Computing and Simulation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.153
134 downloads
921 views

Over the last decades, clinical decision support systems have been gaining importance. They help clinicians to make effective use of the overload of available information to obtain correct diagnoses and appropriate treatments. However, their power often comes at...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science","Optimization Theory and Computation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.150
471 downloads
1,662 views

Most of Python and R scientific packages incorporate compiled scientific libraries to speed up the code and reuse legacy libraries. While several semi-automatic solutions exist to wrap these compiled libraries, the process of wrapping a large library is cumbersome...

["Data Science","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Programming Languages","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.149
3 citations
722 downloads
5,453 views

This article describes the motivation, design, and progress of the Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS). JOSS is a free and open-access journal that publishes articles describing research software. It has the dual goals of improving the quality of the software...

["Data Science","Digital Libraries","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.147
1 citation
366 downloads
1,432 views

Finding useful patterns in datasets has attracted considerable interest in the field of visual analytics. One of the most common tasks is the identification and representation of clusters. However, this is non-trivial in heterogeneous datasets since the data needs...

["Data Science","Visual Analytics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.145
2 citations
642 downloads
3,982 views

We describe best practices for providing convenient, high-speed, secure access to large data via research data portals. We capture these best practices in a new design pattern, the Modern Research Data Portal, that disaggregates the traditional monolithic web-based...

["Computer Networks and Communications","Data Science","Distributed and Parallel Computing","Security and Privacy","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.144
7 citations
502 downloads
4,507 views

Computer science offers a large set of tools for prototyping, writing, running, testing, validating, sharing and reproducing results; however, computational science lags behind. In the best case, authors may provide their source code as a compressed archive and...

["Data Science","Digital Libraries","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Social Computing"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.142
173 downloads
1,569 views

Background Software maintenance is an important activity in the development process where maintenance team members leave and new members join over time. The identification of files which are changed together frequently has been proposed several times. Yet, existing...

["Data Science","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.135
2 citations
586 downloads
2,470 views

Gathering up-to-date information on food prices is critical in developing regions, as it allows policymakers and development practitioners to rely on accurate data on food security. This study explores the feasibility of utilizing social media as a new data source...

["Data Science","Network Science and Online Social Networks","Social Computing"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.126
9 citations
1,342 downloads
7,082 views

We present a CUDA-based implementation of a decision tree construction algorithm within the gradient boosting library XGBoost. The tree construction algorithm is executed entirely on the graphics processing unit (GPU) and shows high performance with a variety of...

["Artificial Intelligence","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.127
439 downloads
1,955 views

Despite recent algorithmic improvements, learning the optimal structure of a Bayesian network from data is typically infeasible past a few dozen variables. Fortunately, domain knowledge can frequently be exploited to achieve dramatic computational savings, and...

["Artificial Intelligence","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science","Distributed and Parallel Computing"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.122
3 citations
556 downloads
3,330 views

The ability to promptly recognise new research trends is strategic for many stakeholders, including universities, institutional funding bodies, academic publishers and companies. While the literature describes several approaches which aim to identify the emergence...

["Artificial Intelligence","Data Science","Digital Libraries"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.119

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