> I'm not convinced that I've seen a paper outside the computer science
> domain that fully describes a non-trivial algorithm, although I'll freely
> admit that I don't read that many papers.
I've never read a paper IN the computer/software engineering field that described algorithms and models in sufficient detail to reproduce the results. It's really quite sad. I worked with some higher-ups at IBM for a while who told me they reject 99% of the research papers outright and rarely reproduce the results of the 1% of ideas they do try.