Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Apr 2012 02:08 UTC
In the News "Modern science relies upon researchers sharing their work so that their peers can check and verify success or failure. But most scientists still don't share one crucial piece of information - the source codes of the computer programs driving much of today's scientific progress." Pretty crazy this isn't the norm yet.
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RE[3]: This sums up my opinion
by kwan_e on Mon 16th Apr 2012 10:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: This sums up my opinion"
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no but if you have a sufficiently large program it might not be feasible to recreate.

You can say that about every sufficiently important scientific study. Yet researchers still must verify the results independently, and they used to do it for complex studies without source code.

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