Some interesting articles from the last couple of weeks…(If you follow the open science and reproducible research communities you have probably already seen these).
Nate Silver comments on a repeatable data controversy. Silver reaches a very large audience so people outside the open data community will read this. He also makes a good point “be skeptical of the skeptics” too!
C. Titus Brown makes some great points on reproducible computational research. “20% is better then 0”, “Help some scientists use existing software”, “By the time it’s in a GUI, it’s rarely still very cutting edge.”
A nice presentation on Python for Biology aimed at novices. Slide number 17 “use mac or linux”. That is an issue I’ve been thinking about lately. Keep an up-to-date Windows partition or not?? So many people still use windows. Am I better off staying compatible with them or convincing them to change?? Not everyone will convert unfortunately.