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



On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 2:49 PM, Oz Nahum Tiram <nahumoz@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Indeed strong words, published in Nature where you need to pay $32 to
> read what we all know already.

There is a link, probably you may access (temporarily) to read if you
are interested.

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B93SVRfpVVg3aW0tX3RLanRKdUE


Best regards,
>
> Regards,
> Oz
>
> On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 8:00 AM, 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
>>
>> 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
>>
>>
>> Kind regards
>>
>>       Andreas.
>>
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