Zotero on Android revisited

(The text below sometimes copies verbatim, sometimes extends, and sometimes summarizes, text I have in the Zotero-to-Referey repo and my post on 2024-03-26 on the Zotero forums Zotero, the native Android App, and Emacs pdf annotation in the computer.) The “official” Zotero for Android app In December 2023 Zotero launched a Zotero for Android !! This is still in beta, and I have not (yet) been able to get into the beta testing program (slots are limited, and they run out shortly after new slots are announced).

Markdown with Android

What I want An android app that allows me to edit text files for taking notes. These are files that will by synced between devices (phone, tablet, computers) for viewing and editing. Ideally, I’d like the application to support org-mode ( format, since I tend to keep all of my notes using Emacs (and the fact that there are several markdown flavors makes my life harder — related reading: https://karl-voit.

Epub annotation, Zotero, Android: still not there yet

Still need to continue using PDFs instead of epubs Many electronic books are available as both epub and PDF. I’d much rather use epub on the tablet, where the fantastic Moon+ Reader ( is available. You can resize fonts, highlight continuously without worrying about page breaks, links to formulas are awesome, the whole UI is just great and extremely configurable, etc (see my review from November 2018; fixed a typo recently: https://play.

Zotero, Mendeley, a tablet, et al.

Note: As of July 2015 I am no longer using Mendeley, and some of this information no longer reflects my current workflow. I have moved to Zotero, and my workflow includes Zotero, bibtex for citations from Emacs using helm-bibtex and access in tablets, and also automated extraction of PDF comments and annotations. All of it is explained in, where I provide code and links for moving from Mendeley to Zotero while preserving annotations, comments, and folder/collection structure.

Free software and open access

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Free software and open access -- -- These are loose notes and links about two somewhat related issues, free software and open access. Free Software, meaning free as in free speech (not free as in free beer; in Spanish, free as in "libre", not free as in "gratis") is explained in the link above, and in the book Free software, free society by Richard Stallman (the articles that make up that book are available from the GNU site).

idutils with R and Python (and related issues)

I was looking for tagging and indexing tools, specially for R and Python, and that work nicely with Emacs. Here are some notes on what I looked at and tried, with varying levels of detail. At the end, there is some info on an R-scanner for idutils that seems to work (please, if you are interested, do try it out, and let me know if there are problems). What I want While editing, be able to jump to where a function is defined.

Frequently Asked Statistical Questions at xyz

CNIO-stats-FAQ: Frequently Asqued Statistical Questions at CNIO -- (This is a very old post, and I am no longer at CNIO. But it might still be useful.) (Formerly called: “CNIO-stats-FAQ: Frequently Asqued Statistical Questions at CNIO”) -- Introduction Getting statistical help Software Miscell. stats questions (THESE are the ones that most likely interest you). 1. Introduction This document contains answers to some questions commonly asked about statistical analyses at CNIO.

Statistical Consulting: Usage rules

Statistical Consulting at CNIO: Usage rules -- -- -- (This is a very old post and I am no longer at CNIO. But it might still be useful.) Statistical Consulting at CNIO: Usage rules We are very happy to collaborate in the analysis of data, and we think it can be an enriching experience for all involved. However, to help in the process, maximize its efficiency, rationalize our workload, and minimize misunderstandings, we have prepared these guidelines.