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 […]

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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 […]

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Why Reproducibility is Important

July 13, 2012
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SciPy 2012 Preview: The following is a section taken from my SciPy 2012 proceeding for the conference next week.   You can see a preview of the paper at github.  I hope to see you at the conference (and my talk)! True to its part of speech, much of ‘scientific computing’ has the trappings of science […]

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Episode 28: R We Not Statisticians?

July 6, 2012
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Listen to the podcast On episode 28, we finally get around to tackling R, a language for statistical computing.  R has a storied history as an LGPL code related to the S language which came out of Bell labs which itself was influenced by Scheme.  R is the go-to tool for many statisticians, analysts, and data scientists.   […]

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Open, Free, or Me: Return of the Binary in the Coalmine

June 28, 2012
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You may recall that a few months ago I wrote a post about how open source is a continuum and that free and open are orthogonal concepts.  Well, the nice people at the American Nuclear Society invited me to a round table discussion on software licences on Monday where I presented this material.  I figured I’d post my […]

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Episode 27: Ladies Who Learn And Code

June 23, 2012
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Listen to the podcast On episode 27, the henspeckles were flying. In April, we had a very lively chat with some very inspiring women in computing and computing education. This episode discusses the importance of educational organizations like the ones that these ladies are leading, addresses some challenges and opportunities for women in computing, and […]

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UUID for #include Diamond Problem

June 22, 2012
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Hello scientists!  Sorry it has been a while since we posted.  We promise that there are episodes in the pipeline, coming soon to an eardrum near you! In the meantime, if you have ever programmed in C/C++ you are well aware of the #include diamond problem.  Basically you can’t have the same binary include the same header […]

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