Microsoft Excel is widely used by researchers to edit tab- or comma-separated data files. However, Excel often corrupts the data when opening these files, most notably by changing some gene names to a date. Although this problem was cautioned against earlier, we show that every year hundreds of published papers still come with supplementary data files containing these errors. Opentsv was developed to effectively circumvent this problem at the root by providing an easy and transparent way to open delimited data files in Excel without these conversions. Opentsv is freely available at <https://github.com/derijkp/opentsv>.
- Downloaded 638 times
- Download rankings, all-time:
- Site-wide: 22,544 out of 88,687
- In bioinformatics: 3,211 out of 8,385
- Year to date:
- Site-wide: 29,346 out of 88,687
- Since beginning of last month:
- Site-wide: 17,424 out of 88,687
Downloads over time
Distribution of downloads per paper, site-wide
- 18 Dec 2019: We're pleased to announce PanLingua, a new tool that enables you to search for machine-translated bioRxiv preprints using more than 100 different languages.
- 21 May 2019: PLOS Biology has published a community page about Rxivist.org and its design.
- 10 May 2019: The paper analyzing the Rxivist dataset has been published at eLife.
- 1 Mar 2019: We now have summary statistics about bioRxiv downloads and submissions.
- 8 Feb 2019: Data from Altmetric is now available on the Rxivist details page for every preprint. Look for the "donut" under the download metrics.
- 30 Jan 2019: preLights has featured the Rxivist preprint and written about our findings.
- 22 Jan 2019: Nature just published an article about Rxivist and our data.
- 13 Jan 2019: The Rxivist preprint is live!