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Clustering is a scientific method which finds the clusters of data and many related methods are traditionally researched for long terms. Bayesian nonparametrics is statistics which can treat models having infinite parameters. Chinese restaurant process is used...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26533v2
63 downloads
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Web traffic is highly jittery and unpredictable. Load balancer plays a significant role in mitigating the uncertainty in web environments. With the growing adoption of cloud computing infrastructure, software load balancer becomes more common in recent years. Current...

["Computer Networks and Communications","Distributed and Parallel Computing","Network Science and Online Social Networks","World Wide Web and Web Science","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26875v1
141 downloads
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With an unprecedented growth in the biomedical literature, keeping up to date with the new developments presents an immense challenge. Publications are often studied in isolation of the established literature, with interpretation being subjective and often introducing...

["Bioinformatics","Algorithms and Analysis of Algorithms","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Software Engineering","Visual Analytics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26869v1
136 downloads
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This paper reports the results of an evaluation of the Software Sustainability Institute’s Fellowship Programme, which focused on understanding the benefits that the fellowship has afforded its recipients. The evaluation took the form of a survey open to people...

["Social Computing","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26849v1
63 downloads
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Background. Over the last few decades, in developing nations including India, there have been rapid developments in information and communication technologies with progress towards sustainable development goals facilitating universal access to education. With the...

["Emerging Technologies","Scientific Computing and Simulation","World Wide Web and Web Science","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26715v1
321 downloads
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Stack Overflow has become a fundamental element of developer toolset. Such influence increase has been accompanied by an effort from Stack Overflow community to keep the quality of its content. One of the problems which jeopardizes that quality is the continuous...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science","Social Computing","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26555v1
75 downloads
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Measuring software to get information about its properties and quality is one of the main issues in modern software engineering. The aim of this paper is to present a dataset of metrics associated to 113 versions of Tomcat. We describe the dataset along with the...

["Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26491v1
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Rigorous performance engineering traditionally assumes measuring on bare-metal environments to control for as many confounding factors as possible. Unfortunately, some researchers and practitioners might not have access, knowledge, or funds to operate dedicated...

["Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3507v1
90 downloads
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Configuration files are widely used by scientists and researchers to configure the parameters and initial settings for their computer programs. We present here a Python package that adds physical quantities to these parameters and validate them against user defined...

["Scientific Computing and Simulation","Programming Languages","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3418v1
52 downloads
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The volume of collected genetic data has been growing exponentially in the past few years and we need to improve the way we store, analyze and visualize it in order to be able to draw relevant conclusions that could improve the life quality of people. Extracting...

["Bioinformatics","Databases","Software Engineering","Visual Analytics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3325v1
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During software maintenance, developers usually deal with a significant number of software change requests. As a part of this, they often formulate an initial query from the request texts, and then attempt to map the concepts discussed in the request to relevant...

["Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3186v2
4,914 downloads
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Data analysis, statistical research, and teaching statistics have at least one thing in common: these activities all produce many files! There are data files, source code, figures, tables, prepared reports, and much more. Most of these files evolve over the course...

["Computer Education","Data Science","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3159v2
900 downloads
1,505 views

Modern statistics is fundamentally a computational discipline, but too often this fact is not reflected in our statistics curricula. With the rise of big data and data science it has become increasingly clear that students both want, expect, and need explicit training...

["Computer Education","Data Science","Graphics","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3181v1
421 downloads
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Minor syntax errors are made by novice and experienced programmers alike; however, novice programmers lack the years of intuition that help them resolve these tiny errors. Standard LR parsers typically resolve syntax errors and their precise location poorly. We...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3123v1
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We present PIsCO, a server-side JavaScript framework for the collection, registration and sharing of metrics that can be used to evaluate the impact of bioinformatics-related resources such as software, repositories, training or databases. The metrics framework...

["Bioinformatics","Computer Architecture","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3112v1
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