Welcome to the mizer blog

mizer is now 9 years old. mizer is becoming more social. Time to start a blog.

Gustav Delius

There is now a sizeable and diverse community of mizer users. This blog, I hope, will help keep us informed of what we are all up to and to share our experiences and our best practices.

I will use this blog from time to time to explain new or less well known features of mizer. But I would like to encourage you to contribute to this blog too. Introduce us to your model or to your research. Or discuss ways in which you have extended mizer or would like to extend mizer. Or show us new ways of using mizer. All you need to do is create an R Markdown document containing your text and your code and either email it to me at or, if you are more of a GitHub wizard, create a pull request directly to the repository at (https://github.com/sizespectrum/mizerBlog).

This blog is using distill for R Markdown, which gives it some nice features. The one that I like the most is that any code blocks that you include in your post will automatically be highlighted and linked to documentation pages. For example if your R Markdown document contains a code block with


then what will be displayed on the blog is

Note how the function names and package names have become links. Click on them to see what they do. If you are using packages or functions that your readers are not familiar with yet, this autolinking allows them to look them up very conveniently.

Unfortunately code highlighting and autolinking currently does not work for inline code. This is due to a known bug in distill and will hopefully be fixed soon.

The output of the plotlySpectra() function is an interactive plot and this got embedded into the blog automatically. Play around with it a bit. It behaves just as it would if you viewed it in your RStudio viewer.

As the blog grows, we can start using categories to organise the posts. The distill framework provides all such standard blog features. One feature I have enabled already are comments, using the Disqus service.


If you see mistakes or want to suggest changes, please create an issue on the source repository.


Text and figures are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution CC BY 4.0. Source code is available at https://github.com/sizespectrum/MizerBlog/, unless otherwise noted. The figures that have been reused from other sources don't fall under this license and can be recognized by a note in their caption: "Figure from ...".


For attribution, please cite this work as

Delius (2021, Aug. 1). mizer blog: Welcome to the mizer blog. Retrieved from https://blog.mizer.sizespectrum.org/posts/welcome/

BibTeX citation

  author = {Delius, Gustav},
  title = {mizer blog: Welcome to the mizer blog},
  url = {https://blog.mizer.sizespectrum.org/posts/welcome/},
  year = {2021}