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Are there any online tools to calculate academic collaboration distance (i.e. a generalisation of the Erdős number)?

The Erdős number is the academic collaboration distance someone has to Paul Erdős. MathSciNet has a tool to calculate the collaboration distance between two mathematicians (where one may or may not ...
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Is there an internet Git-like repository for collaboration on a paper?

I've just started using git for tracking changes in a LaTeX paper I'm writing, and for collaboration with co-authors. However, I cannot find easily private git repositories with reasonable plans for ...
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How do I find researchers to collaborate with online?

I am looking for researchers with whom I can collaborate online. Some ideas are hard to implement by one person. So, how can I find and cooperate with other research students from other universities ...
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How to Establish a Community-Scope Means of Sharing Code/Knowledge Across Labs?

In my field there has been a growing interest in establishing a means of sharing resources (i.e. software and technical knowledge) across labs. Currently, these resources are shared ad hoc, and as ...
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Collaborative development of teaching materials and assessments

I have been teaching for 10 years. During this time I have also been developing and contributing to open source software. The collaborative nature of open source projects and scientific research has ...
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Search for a WYSIWYG, non-latex Online collaborative paper writing Tool

Is there a tool that is WYSIWYG and not latex (in fact any coding) base online (for ease of collaboration) Can write math equation Does line numbering Does equation numbering Google Doc is perfect ...
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Are there any online tools for student collaborative learning?

There are many disciplines where collaborative learning is the norm; group projects in engineering, working in pairs in bio & chem laboratories, writing papers in a variety of fields, and Team-...