A sobering experience

Last month, a few former colleagues at LCAV did some cross-testing of the reproducible research compendia available at rr.epfl.ch. And I must say, from the results I have seen so far, it is quite a sobering experience. Many of those which I considered to be definitely reproducible didn’t pass the test (entirely). I guess that shows again how difficult it is to make work really reproducible, even if you fully intend to do it. So that also leads me to my conviction that for papers that do not have code and data online, it is almost impossible to reproduce the exact results. There is work to be done on the road to reproducible research!

I’ll need to look further into the reasons why even some of my own work did not pass the test.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *