The hard road to reproducibilityby Lorena A. Barba
Science 07 Oct 2016:
Vol. 354, Issue 6308, pp. 142
Early in my Ph.D. studies, my supervisor assigned me the task of running computer code written by a previous student who was graduated and gone. It was hell. I had to sort through many different versions of the code, saved in folders with a mysterious numbering scheme. There was no documentation and scarcely an explanatory comment in the code itself. It took me at least a year to run the code reliably, and more to get results that reproduced those in my predecessor's thesis. Now that I run my own lab, I make sure that my students don't have to go through that.
Read the full-length piece in Science …
- "Reproducible and replicable CFD: it's harder than you think", Olivier Mesnard, Lorena A. Barba. (2016). Preprint arXiv:1605.04339
Accepted in Computing in Science and Engineering.
- "Reproducibility PI Manifesto", L. A. Barba. (13 December 2012). 10.6084/m9.figshare.104539
Presentation for a talk given at the ICERM workshop “Reproducibility in Computational and Experimental Mathematics”. Published on figshare under CC-BY.