Maybe Some People Can't Afford Free

In response to comments on my post about MTEST that said, “People should use open source tools instead,” I can only reply, “If some people can’t afford cheap, what makes you think that everyone can afford free?” I’m a big fan of Python, NumPy, SciPy, matplotlib, and everything else, but they have their costs too — costs that scientists with deadlines often can’t afford to pay. If someone wants to give me a grant to go and measure how productive different kinds of scientists are using different combinations of open and closed source software, you know how to reach me

In the wake of posts about Shopify's support for white nationalists and DataCamp's attempts to cover up sexual harassment
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