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Good luck with that. My experience is that authors either do not have the time to adequately answer and resolve questions or are afraid to do so because they know the models stink.
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Posted May 21, 2012 17:14 UTC (Mon) by deater (subscriber, #11746)
> Good luck with that. My experience is that authors either do not have the time to
> adequately answer and resolve questions or are afraid to do so because they know
> the models stink
I want to completely agree with this. I've had the experience of asking for source *when the final published paper said it would be available* and still had them refuse on the grounds that it "wasn't ready yet". Two years after publication.
As for the correspondence section, in many computer related fields people publish in conferences. Good luck getting anything out of a conference after it is finished. I've found papers that have had actively inaccurate information, but there's no one to complain to, no mechanism for getting a correction published, and the original authors don't care because hey they got another publication.
Posted May 21, 2012 18:10 UTC (Mon) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
Posted May 21, 2012 20:05 UTC (Mon) by daglwn (subscriber, #65432)
Except that most research groups don't see publications that they. Publications are one of two things: a way to graduate or a way to obtain tenure. That's a very different set of goals with a very different values and activities motivated by it. Reproducibility is not among them.
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