TITLE: "Doing research is therefore writing software." AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: June 28, 2012 4:13 PM DESC: ----- BODY: The lede from RA Manual: Notes on Writing Code, by Gentzkow and Shapiro:
Every step of every research project we do is written in code, from raw data to final paper. Doing research is therefore writing software.
The authors are economists at the University of Chicago. I have only skimmed the beginning of the paper, but I like what little I've seen. They take seriously the writing of computer programs. ...every piece of code you check in... Source code management and version control? They are a couple of steps up on many CS professors and students. Thanks to Tyler Cowen for the link. -----