Data-Intensive Scalable Computing Laboratory (DISCL)

Members Only :: Research and Development 101: Everything You Should Learn for Your Successful Ph.D

*Please check out Dr. Leidel's talk on Research DevOps: Software Development Practices for Advanced R&D*. Abstract PPT

Latex 101

* Everything you need for Latex paper writing: Research 101 Paper Writing with Latex, PDF

* LaTex IDE: TexStudio, TexPad, (online), (online), etc.

Version Control System 101

We basically only use Git. Our git repo is located at: DISCL Gitlab

Illustration Tool 101

OmniGraffe (MacOS only) Visio Adobe Illustrator

Plotting Tool 101

Please Never Use Excel for Publication! (It is good for quick demonstration though).

There are lot of them. We mostly use one of the following:

Documentation 101

* Doxgen

Continuous Integration 101

Paper Management 101

DISC Lab. uses Zotero to manage and share all papers. Please install one on your PC or Mac. After registering a new account, send email to Wei Xie ( to connect your account to DISCL Group Libraries.