Tools for (open) workflows (Examples)
Increasing need for openness & transparancy
In the social sciences few attention to what tools to use (and why)
instead, we are more interested in the principles behind a good open (scientific) workflow, aware of the facts that
and stimulating a wider use
Workflow: Progression of steps (tasks, events, interactions) that comprise a work process, involve two or more persons, and create or add value to the organization's activities (BusinessDictionary)
Open workflow: One that enhances transparency, collaboration and reproducibility
Good scientific practice: document how you have achieved your results
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
Good investment to learn a rich text editor ("learn once, use for everything"):
Examples: Vim, Emacs, other (TextMate, Sublime text, etc.,...)
plain text + markup languages = very powerful
Examples: LaTeX, Markdown, Org
LaTeX and Beamer...
Create the reference and never worry about proper inserting
The power of code vs. point-and-click
IPython notebook demo...
Backup: "You don't need it until you really need it"
Versioning control: "How did I get to that table of results?"
Amsterdam paper example:
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