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Re: [OT - or may be not] The case for open computer programs



On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 2:00 PM, Andreas Tille <andreas@an3as.eu> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> you might like to read:
>
> The case for open computer programs
> Darrel C. Ince, Leslie Hatton & John Graham-Cumming

Seems it's been recommended before in the list.

>
> Scientific communication relies on evidence that cannot be entirely
> included in publications, but the rise of computational science has
> added a new layer of inaccessibility. Although it is now accepted that
> data should be made available on request, the current regulations
> regarding the availability of software are inconsistent. We argue that,
> with some exceptions, anything less than the release of source programs
> is intolerable for results that depend on computation. The vagaries of
> hardware, software and natural language will always ensure that exact
> reproducibility remains uncertain, but withholding code increases the
> chances that efforts to reproduce results will fail.
>
> http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v482/n7386/full/nature10836.html

Thanks,
>
>
> Kind regards
>
>       Andreas.
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