Starting PhD in a {free} way

Here’s the list of the tools to start a PhD. Not in an old-fashioned way, but in a {free} way. All the tools in the list are crossplatform, avaialble in Linux, Mac, and Win.

1. Office suite: LibreOffice, OpenOffice and their forks, or use LaTEX.

2. Reference manager: Zotero, Mendeley, JabRef.

3. Note-taker: Evernote.

4. image processor: Gimp.

5. Diagram maker: Dia, VUE.

6. statistics and programming: R, Python.

7. Blogging: Markdown syntax.

8. GIS: QGIS, GRASS GIS, Post GIS And you may continue the list.




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Research interest: Hydrochemistry, multivariate analysis, and R programming My current focus is how to provide the hydrostratigraphy of volcanic aquifers in Bandung area. The research is based on environmental isotope measurement in groundwater and morphometry. My work consists of hydrochemical measurements. I am using multivariate statistical methods to provides more quantitative foundation for the analysis and more insight into the groundwater behaviour.

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