[SciPy-user] [OT] advice about publishing a scientific software

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Mon Jul 16 11:42:37 CDT 2007


massimo sandal wrote:
> Robert Kern ha scritto:
>> massimo sandal wrote:

>>> Moreover, I'd like to know your opinions about the degree of
>>> "polishness" and other requirements for initial publication of a
>>> scientific software.
>>
>> Meh. Release early and often. Having the code public is a good way to
>> motivate
>> polish. Your code may crash or miss features, but it's code that wasn't
>> available before. You are making a positive contribution regardless.
> 
> Yes, but as stated before, I want to publish something about this code.
> So I expect that it must have some minimum standard of quality.

I would think that the only time that would matter is on submission of your
paper, not before.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco


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