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They’re All Small Devices Now

I noticed a book on the shelves at Scimatic last week called Small Memory Software: Patterns for systems with limited memory, by Noble and Weir. It took me ...
October 18, 2010

Ratings Revised

We asked, you answered: here are the latest results from our survey of what topics you'd most like us to cover, with links to the ones that have been posted....
October 17, 2010

Nature Article on Scientific Programming

Nature has just published an article by Zeeya Merali titled "Computational science: ...Error" that looks at what's wrong with scientific computing today. Sof...
October 14, 2010

Five Rules for Computational Scientists

Stepping back from the details for a moment, here are five rules every computational scientist should (try to) follow: 1. Version Control Put every primary a...
October 14, 2010


From Ana Nelson, a neat new reproducible research tool called Dexy that takes the pipe-and-filter model to new heights (or extremes, depending on your point ...
October 14, 2010