Monday, November 24, 2008

Software is a Method (Meme)

  1. it provides a recipe to approach (scientific) questions

  2. let's you cook up a (scientific) answer

  3. you can use it as a black box (like an orbitrap)

  4. you can refine existing methods (well, some can, others don't)

  5. it has an error (but I do not believe it is normally distributed)

Now, to me it's trivial to work put how Open Source supports this.