[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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