Bringing Open Source to Scientific Research
Oct 07, 2014, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christine Hall)
Unfortunately, some researchers don't understand the importance of making the code they use to reach their conclusions available. What's worse, even if they do understand, the administrators at most universities do not, and the publishers of the all important scientific journals have no method in place for reviewing the code used in scientific research. The later is particularly troublesome, because the publishing of peer-reviewed journals is a huge business and not likely to go away any time soon.