DeepChem Minutes 11/18/2021

DeepChem Minutes

India/Asia/Pacific Call

Date: November 18th, 2021

Attendees: Arun, Peter, Alana


Arun was mostly busy this week. He mentioned that he has planned to pull up the torch CI and tensorflow CI and then do improvements to documentation for the release later this week.

Peter did not have much time to spend on DeepChem this week. He has been mostly busy with other work.

Alana said that she was looking forward to the DeepChem 2.6 release.

Americas/Europe/Africa/Middle East

Date: November 19th, 2021

Attendees: Bharath, David, Sai, Delora, Tony


Bharath has mostly been working with students this week.

David is working on a new issue that the FASTALoader and the OneHotFeaturizer take too much time for large datasets. David is thinking about incorporating a sparse matrix into the class. Bharath said this sounded like a good idea and suggested looking at Biopython. David suggested starting a bio-DeepChem working group and Tony said he was interested.

Sai has been continuing to work on the MolGAN tutorial. He was running into some instability issues. He’s moved to Colab to increase the training scale and it looks stable. He’s looking to add visualizations to the notebook and will send in a PR.

Tony has been working on improving documentation and adding some utility functions into DeepChem. Tony said he would put in a PR soon.

Delora has been making an improved visualization tutorial and will put it up for review soon.

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