Monthly Archives: November 2012

RunMyCode.org: a platform for executing published computational results

Much has been written about the need for scientists to share code used in the production of scientific papers. Sharing is now generally seen as an essential component of scientific reproducibility. Yet even if codes are shared, researchers may not … Continue reading

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Best Practices for Scientific Computing

Software is now considered by many as a scientific instrument, and it has assumed the same importance as “telescopes and test tubes.” This is certainly an opinion I share, and one shared by Aruliah et al. in their paper “Best … Continue reading

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A Tale of 160 Scientists, Three Applications, One Workshop and A Cloud

This is the text of a presentation I gave at the 22nd Annual Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems Conference, held in Champaign, Illinois (Nov 4-8, 2012).  You may download the slides here: Sagan e-Science 2012 gbb best. The work … Continue reading

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