Thornton Lab policies and protocols

Lab manual for the Thornton lab at UC Irvine

Working remotely
Note taking, lab notebooks, etc..
Content generation with R Markdown
Manuscript preparation
Backing up data
Text editors for coding
Git and GitHub best practices
Programming guidelines
Software dependency management
Lab computers
Thornton lab main page

Content generation using R Markdown

R markdown is a great way to generate various types of content. In addition to generating research reports, you can also use it for slides, papers, etc..

We have a set of template repositories that help kick-start content generation. A template repository is a GitHub repository that can be used to seed a new repository. Unlike forking, the commit history of the template doesn’t transfer to the new repository, starting your new presentation with a clean history.

To use a template repository, go to its GitHub page, click Use this repository (green button near top right) and follow the instructions.

Slide presentation templates

Manuscript templates