W. Clayton Thompson, Ph.D.


  • The CRAPL: An academic-strength open source license Here.  It just works on so many different levels.
    Posted Nov 14, 2017, 10:01 AM by Clay Thompson
  • Jupyter installation notes Just finished installing Jupyter on Fedora 26.  I started with these instructions. They "strongly recommend" installing Jupyter via the Anaconda Distribution.  Conversely, I strongly recommend not packaging your code project inside another massive project and forcing users to choose all or none. So I chose door #2 and installed Jupyter via Python's pip utility.My distro came with both python2 and python3 pip already available. But what they don't tell you is you will need a few additional items before the instructions linked above can proceed. First, you will need the redhat-rpm-config package:sudo dnf install redhat-rpm-configSecond, you will need the python devl header files:sudo dnf install python2-devel #for python2 pip ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2017, 6:06 PM by Clay Thompson
  • A better git log This is mostly a note to myself--I have to dig this link out of my bookmarks every time I move to a new machine. I can't say it better myself: "So, are you tired of this old and bored git log screen? How about this one instead?"As it so happens, I use a shell alias rather than a git-specific alias. In my .bashrc:alias gitlg="git log --graph --pretty=format:'%Cred%h%Creset -%C(yellow)%d%Creset %s %Cgreen(%cr) %C(bold blue)<%an>%Creset' --abbrev-commit"Not sure whether the shell alias or the git alias is better in terms of functionality. In both cases, it is possible to pass additional options using the alias ...
    Posted Nov 3, 2017, 6:39 PM by Clay Thompson
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Basic Information

William Clayton Thompson ('Clay')

Senior Research Statistician Developer
Multivariable Models R&D
SAS Institute
Cary, NC, USA

Research Interests

Mathematical/computational modeling of physiological processes
Model calibration and validation for large-scale systems models
Modular coding, algorithm design, and data structures for large-scale models
Computational tools for reproducible research
Uncertainty quantification, variability modeling, rigorous model comparison
Mathematical and statistical aspects of inverse problems; statistical inference
Practical applications of functional analysis and measure theory
Scientific and mathematical methods to improve public policy

Recent Publications

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W. Clayton Thompson, Yingjiang Zhou, Saswata Talukdar, and C.J. Musante, PF-05231023, a long-acting FGF21 analogue, decreases body weight by reduction of food intake in non-human primates, JPKPD 43 (2016) 411-425. PMID 27405817

J. Selimkhanov, W.Clayton Thompson, T.S. Maurer, and C.J. Musante, Evaluation of a mathematical model of rat body weight regulation in application to caloric restriction and drug treatment studies, PLoS ONE 11 (2016) e0155674.

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