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Jonathan Edwards’ "Mea Culpa"

I don’t agree with everything he says, but I do agree with this: ...what really matters in programming...is not...solving puzzles and being the brightest ki...
May 29, 2010

Say Hello to Chas

My Google Summer of Code student, Chas Leichner, started his project this week. His aim is to build a “record, annotate, and replay” extension for IDLE, so t...
May 29, 2010

Jim Graham on Reproducibility

In response to Titus Brown's not-really-joking spoof of how most scientists manage their data, Scimatic's Jim Graham has asked, "What is reproducibility, any...
May 29, 2010

Badges and Stars

The Open Notebook Science folks have developed a set of badges to help people label their work, ranging from "All Content — Immediate Release" to "Sele...
May 27, 2010