Programming Courses at MPI Evolutionary Biology

As every year, some PostDocs and Staff Scientists offer courses on computing, programming, data analysis and visualization and related topics. Requirements: Some courses require that participants already have certain levels of experience and knowledge. Before signing up, please assess for yourself if you feel comfortable with these requirements. If in doubt, please contact the course responsible. During the course, there will not be enough time to bring everybody up to the expected level before starting the course program. [Read More]

Research Software Development Workshop 2020

On Dec. 10 & 11, Nikoletta Glynatsi and I ran our first Workshop on “Research Software Development”. Far from appraising myself, but judging from the feedback, it was a big success. For two days, we taught best practises in writing software (exemplified with python), using git for version control, collaborating on gitlab projects and employing gitlab’s built-in continuous integration tools to run automated tests and build a reference manual. All material from the workshop, including all presentations and code examples are available under terms of the MIT License from this gitlab repository: https://gitlab. [Read More]

How to change your hugo theme

While writing this blog, I needed to change the theme. Here’s the steps to follow: 1) Pick a theme from 2) Get the URL for the themes' github repository. E.g for the theme of this blog ("tale") the URL is . 3) Add the theme as a git submodule to your page's repository. From the project's root directory: $> git submodule add <theme-url> and replace <theme-url> by your favourite theme's URL from 2) above. [Read More]