Today's Reading

A short, but insightful interview with Hadley Wickham, a major contributor to the R language ecosystem. I particularly enjoyed his take on how big are the proverbial "Big Data" and what it implies for analysis.

A superb open-access paper on best practices for scientific computing, and a set of slides to accompany it. I am not yet convinced that test-driven development is as useful for scientific applications, but I generally agree with over ninety percent of the suggestions.