Sam Hames

Currently: “So many dependencies.”

Sustained software development, not number of citations or journal choice, is indicative of accurate bioinformatic software | Genome Biology | Full Text

https://genomebiology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13059-022-02625-x

Our findings indicate that accurate bioinformatic software is primarily the product of long-term commitments to software development.

A big conclusion (and certainly one that makes sense to me). I need to really dive deep into the methods here to make sure I actually understand what they're claiming.

If this is true for the rest of research software this has implications for the sustainability of software. If the important tools are those that have been incrementally developed and improved over time, how do we actually find that?

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