Seminar announcement: How software development shaped the way I write science (Netherlands eScience Center)

Posted on Mon 19 August 2019 in Blog


How software development shaped the way I write science


When we say that scientific papers are complex, we tend to think that their contents are complex. While this is true, there is much more: a paper itself is a complex form of communication. In this short talk I'll explain how my years in the industry of software development dramatically changed the way I write scientific publications.


Spacetime coordinates

  • 20 August 2019, 11:30-12:00 (local timezone)
  • Netherlands eScience Center. Amsterdam. This is going to be a private meeting


  • Slides temporarily available here

Key references

  1. My research workflow, based on GitHub. Carl Boettiger. Available here
  2. Wilson G, Aruliah DA, Brown CT, Chue Hong NP, Davis M, Guy RT, et al. Best Practices for Scientific Computing. Eisen JA, editor. PLoS Biol [Internet]. 2014 Jan 7. Available here
  3. Galileo's instruments of credit. Telescopes, images, secrecy. Mario Biagioli.
  4. Rodríguez-Sánchez P. PabRod/rolldown. 2019. Available from:
  5. Rodríguez-Sánchez P, van Nes EH, Scheffer M. Climbing Escher’s stairs: a simple quasi-potential algorithm for weakly non-gradient systems. 2019 Mar 13. Available from: