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Passive Reproducibility: It’s Not You, It’s Me

November 29, 2012 by


The ICERM workshop on Reproducibility in Computational and Experimental Mathematics at Brown University is coming up in a couple of  weeks.  Prior to this, they invited all participants to submit a short position paper “…to express [our] thoughts on issues concerning reproducibility…”  I couldn’t pass up the opportunity.  I hope you enjoy my submission (below). Dear […]

Episode 31: Scientific Grand Challenges

November 3, 2012 by


Listen to the podcast On episode 31, we discuss “Scientific Grand Challenges”– a new, rigorous approach to evaluation of algorithms and methods. A Grand Challenge consists of a set of data used as input to a problem of interest, and participants apply their algorithm to that data in a blinded manner. Participant results are evaluated […]


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