One of the important ways in which we want to make recomputable experiments easily available is to have them be available in a variety of ways. This is why we applied for an Azure for Research grant in 2013, and were delighted to receive one: in fact we got more cloud resources than we had requested! We are also very grateful that an extension to our grant was very generously given when Ian Gent’s illness caused problems for the project.
This post is to summarise a couple of comments I made to a post from Titus Brown.
But I’m crossposting here
because I really want to be the kind of scientist who focusses on points made against his point of view, and
gives them air.
Reproducibility of computational experiments hit the headlines the other day. Instead of citing one of the many news posts about it[(e.g. this one) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22223190], let’s go straight to the source: