Research Journal: Nov 6 - Nov 12
Biostatistics is waiting for your computer to run your results
November 6: I added some new items to my Zotero, based on the observational N-of-1 to gain some context on what’s been done here. Luckily, there’s a systematic review available, so what else could I ask for! I managed to clean up the data from Keith Diaz’s manuscript. I modified the code to accommodate binary nodes and got it to run, but I started it at 10am, and as of 11pm, it’s still running. I expected this given the 34 variables that I left in their for structure learning. If this turns out okay, then I should be good for the presentation.
November 7: Got back on the writing grind, except for a different manuscript this time around. I want this manuscript to be sent to a journal by the end of the year so that I have at least one win for the Fall Quarter.
November 8: I output a lot of writing yesterday, so I’ll give myself a small pat on the back since it was a Methodology section. The structure learning is still going, so it’ll be any time now that it will finish. I want it to finish before the next research meeting, but I have no way of knowing where I am in that process.
My old practice of going to cafes to write has now been revived! Yuwei has a writing deadline
November 9: Today there really wasn’t much I could do on the research front other than wait for my simulations to finish.
November 10: Today the mixed effect Bayesian network finally finished running, after three long days of computation. This is so long that I should try to avoid running this again if I have to. This might cause some trouble down the line if I need to do some bootstrapping to calculate the strength of each of the edges. I’ll make some visualizations for the network so that I can read and write about it at the same time.
November 11: Today was stressful and I think I need to clear up my priorities since there’s so many different projects to juggle. The Bayesian network paper needs to go first since I have almost all of the elements needed to resubmit it. The Platform paper needs some more thinking in terms of results, but that also requires looking at different papers to try to think out what else needs to be presented for a stronger paper.
November 12: Today was the end of the first full week of going to different cafes to rattle off our papers. Unfortunately, I realized a few things that required that three-day analysis to be re-run, but at least it gets rid of a few headaches down the line.