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Scientists and software engineers: A tale of two cultures

Segal, Judith (2008). Scientists and software engineers: A tale of two cultures. In: PPIG 2008: Proceedings of the 20th Annual Meeting of the Pschology of Programming Interest Group (Buckley, Jim; Rooksby, John and Bednarik, Roman eds.), Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.

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The two cultures of the title are those observed in my field studies: the culture of scientists (financial
mathematicians, earth and planetary scientists, and molecular biologists) developing their own software, and the culture of software engineers developing scientific software. In this paper, I shall describe some problems arising when scientists and software engineers come together to develop scientific software and discuss how these problems may be ascribed to their two different cultures.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
ISBN: 1-86220-215-X, 978-1-86220-215-3
Extra Information: Proceedings: 20th annual meeting of the Psychology of Programming Interest Group; Lancaster, United Kingdom; September 10-12 2008
Keywords: POP-I C Ill-defined problems; POP-II A End-users; POP �II C Working practices; POP-V B Case studies;
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 17671
Depositing User: Judith Segal
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2009 14:28
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 13:03
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