Cameron Laird's personal notes on open source for science

Themes:

Open-source languages in school courses

Annotate these: Dave Reed; C Shannon; [1] ([2])

Open-source products in the laboratory

"Open source in the biosciences"

Yorick

Maxima aims at Mathematica, descends from Macsyma

"Open source in the lab"

"Open source satellite control"

biopython, bioperl, biojava, scipy (accomodates Fortran and C++), Octave, Scilab, R, ...

"Fortran, at home on Linux"

Numerical Python. Note such related resources as enthought, Eric Jones' scipy presentation, ...

clustering ...

Lush

Bil Kleb's paper, "paperComputational Simulations and the Scientific Method" addresses component tests, model management, and publication of test fixtures. "Extreme Programming in a Research Environment" does some of the same.


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