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I am not a senior scientist, nor did I intend to imply that I was. I think it was fairly clear that I was referring above to that famous climatolgist, not to myself.

Like yourself, I have considerable experience in working with, and writing, fairly sizable pieces of computer simulation software in a variety of languages. None of what I have worked on is remotely comparable in complexity to a major climate model, of which I have merely used the outputs...which was plenty enough work on it own.

The very thought of making my data and model available in any usable form makes me quiver. I have tried to do this once or twice, and it takes a huge amount of effort. I just can't see making such availability a requirement for all scientific working groups. Their actual research productivity would grind to a halt.

At least, that is my opinion, based on my experience, which may well be less than yours.

by PIGL (stevec@boreal.gmail@com) on Sun Nov 22nd, 2009 at 01:44:38 PM EST
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