The Shining: Panda Edition

January 19, 2013
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Or, Adventures in CI Py. As some of you may know I help run an open source nuclear engineering project called PyNE.  It is awesome, and complicated.  It isn’t complicated because it is nuclear related.  It is complicated because we provide C++ and Python APIs (which are idiomatic to each language) and data.  We also have the… [Read more…]

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

November 29, 2012
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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… [Read more…]

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Episode 31: Scientific Grand Challenges

November 3, 2012
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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… [Read more…]

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A Big Challenge From an inSCIght Guest

October 31, 2012
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Sumana Harihareswara brought the fun to Episode 27: Ladies Who Learn And Code. Now, she’s bringing a big challenge to the geek community.  Sumana and her partner,  Leonard Richardson have pledged to support the Ada Initiative with a generous, $10,000 donation matching challenge. From Valerie Aurora’s Geek Feminism post on the topic : Sumana is a joyful, passionate… [Read more…]

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Episode 30: Check Please!

September 3, 2012
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Listen to the podcast On episode 30, we talked about code review. We had a lovely chat with a few Kitware software development experts who gave very informed perspectives on the efficacy of various methods of code review. We also talked about a piece of code review facilitation software called Gerrit. This episode addresses obstacles… [Read more…]

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Episode 29: OSS in the US Military

August 14, 2012
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Listen to the podcast The US DoD develops and maintains huge amounts of software for all aspects of military life. In episode 29 we talk about the challenges and benefits of use of open source tools in regards to Military software culture, acquisition or contracting with open source, and handling security of both code and… [Read more…]

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A Note on Replication

July 22, 2012
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SciPy 2012 Postview: The following is a section taken from my SciPy 2012 proceeding from the conference last week.   You can see the paper at github.  This post is a follow up to the “Why Reproducibility is Important” post.  I hope to do a recap of the conference itself next week!  (NOTE: flmake is a specific CLI utility for workflow management in the… [Read more…]

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