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Is it worthwhile to write unit tests for scientific research codes?
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What are some good strategies for improving the serial performance of my code?
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Is it common not to use libraries for standard numerical algorithms, and why?
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What core skills should every computational scientist have?
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What are the conceptual differences between the finite element and finite volume method?
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What are criteria to choose between finite-differences and finite-elements
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Parallelizing a for-loop in Python
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Scientific standards for numerical errors
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What attributes make a figure "professional-quality"?
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What is the simplest way to do a user-local install of a python package?
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What is a good way to run parameter studies in C++
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Why is my iterative linear solver not converging?
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What material should I include with a journal article (or post online) in order to make my computational research reproducible?
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F2Py with allocatable and assumed shape arrays
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What is the best way to do reproducible research if you need proprietary libraries?
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Why do we usually not want the eigenvalues of non-symmetric matrices?
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Best practice for storing hierarchical simulation data
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Citable references for software best practices
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Design patterns in writing numerical software in C++
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FeniCS: Visualizing high order elements
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Strong vs. weak solutions of PDEs
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Are HDF5 files suitable for git revision control?
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What are the benefits and drawbacks inherent to using classes to encapsulate numerical algorithms?
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Seeking a free symbolic regression software
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Policies Relating to Publication and Open Source Development of Code in Academia
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How to write integration tests for numeric simulation software?
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Resources on mesh generation for finite element methods
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Central differencing scheme for second derivative leads to ill-conditioning
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Well-posedness of a linear elasticity problem with periodic boundary conditions
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Second order tensor field visualization software