Here are some software that I use (and recommend):
- Mendeley to organize my research papers and references,
- GitHub for developing and publishing my work, Dropbox to synchronize my files,
- Vim for programming and editing text,
- LaTeX to write my papers, reports, dissertation etc.,
- R, RStudio to plot pretty graphs, Octave as a replacement for Matlab, Python and Julia for serious work,
- FEMM and Opera, ANSYS Maxwell, Comsol for electromagnetic FEA.
- If you are not sure what to use, check Digital Research Tools
If you’re looking for more tips visit my blog (sorry, only in Turkish): Asu’ya Tuyolar
Free Online Courses
- Purdue Online Writing Lab
- How to read a paper?
- How to write a paper
- How NOT to write a paper?
- Writing Advice for Students
- Reading for graduate students
- How to write good abstacts?
A Few Nice Reads
- The days are long but the decades are short
- The Most Important Thing I Learned in My 20’s
- But Will It Make You Happy?
- Why Procrastinators Procrastinate
- You are not behind
- A Protocol for Dying
- Life is Short
- There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom
- Cargo Cult Science, Richard Feynman
- If Money Doesn’t Make You Happy Then You Probably Aren’t Spending It Right
- Why aren’t we getting richer? The scarring tissue theory
- Pricing Experiments You Might Not Know, But Can Learn From
- A day at the park
- Academic Assholes
- 9 Useless PhD Transferable Skills In An Industry Job