This announcement demonstrates how Bokeh is capable of advancing scientific publication.
Below are two recent publications of the first COVID-19 multi-scale ensemble model
- Jacob Barhak, The Reference Model is a Multi-Scale Ensemble Model of COVID-19. Self Published Interactive Manuscript. Publication Date: 27-May-2021 http://doi.org/10.34235/b7eaa32b-1a6b-444f-9848-76f83f5a733c
- Jacob Barhak: “The Reference Model for COVID-19 - The First Multi-Scale Ensemble Disease Mode”, MIDAS Webinar - 28 May 2021, https://jacob-barhak.github.io/COVID19_Ensemble_MIDAS_Webinar.html
Those publications are possible only because Bokeh allows generating interactive html content. The first publication is an interactive scientific paper and the second is a presentation for a webinar. Both of these were generated using HoloViz technologies that use Bokeh.
In both publications, the viewer is able to interact with the figures and explore the results. There is a saying that a picture is work a thousand words. I will add that an interactive picture is worth much more!
Technologies such as Bokeh will allow scientific publication to evolve to the next level where readers no longer need to decipher small figures - they can now explore rich multidimensional data using zoon and hover. It is now possible to show the entire picture in one figure that tells the entire story.
The scientific publication system still needs to adopt such new technologies. Very few venues exist that allow such interactive publications.
However, if the Bokeh community will produce more such scientific publications, it will accelerate the adoption process and we will have much better science.