The case for open computer programs

The case for open computer programs - Nature“Much of the debate about code transparency involves the philosophy of science, error validation and research ethics, but our contention is more practical: that the cause of reproducibility is best furthered by focusing on the dissection and understanding of code, a sentiment already appreciated by the growing open-source movement.” (Darrel C. Ince,Leslie Hatton, & John Graham-Cumming, Nature)