Cyrille Rossant

Hiring a scientific developer


We're looking for an outstanding scientific developer to help us develop data sharing platforms and software for neuroscience data. This is a large collaboration between ~50 neuroscientists from 20 labs around the world.

Required skills: scientific Python/NumPy, MATLAB, parallel computing, django, SQL, Unix, networks... Experience with git, GitHub, unit …

New paper in Nature Neuroscience


We published a new paper in Nature Neuroscience about our spike sorting method. This paper is accompanied by an open source software suite named klusta, which includes automatic and manual programs for extracting spikes from large multielectrode recordings.

Paper in Nature Neuroscience

Setting up a blog with Pelican and GitHub Pages


I describe how I set up my static blog/website in Python with Pelican, pandoc, Docker, Dockerhub, GitHub pages, and Travis CI.

Should you use HDF5?


This is a follow-up on my post Moving away from HDF5 (see also Konrad Hinsen's post, and discussions on Twitter and Hacker News). Here are some further thoughts, in no particular order.

Moving away from HDF5


Update [2016-01-30]: I wrote a follow-up here

In the research lab where I work, we've been developing a data processing pipeline for several years. This includes not only a program but also a new file format based on HDF5 for a specific type of data. While the choice of HDF5 was looking compelling on paper, we found many issues with it. Recently, despite the high costs, we decided to abandon this format in our software.

In this post, I'll describe what is HDF5 and what are the issues that made us move away from it.