41 downloads
83 views

Configuration files are widely used by scientists and researchers to configure the parameters and initial settings for their computer programs. We present here a Python package that adds physical quantities to these parameters and validate them against user defined...

["Scientific Computing and Simulation","Programming Languages","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3418v1
116 downloads
440 views

Two complementary GIS-based functions are designed and implemented to assess the expected degree of loss due to the occurrence of flood events. Each function processes institutional thematic layers and allows decision makers first to quantify the physical and the...

["Spatial and Geographic Information Systems","Programming Languages"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2228v2
13,123 downloads
2,727 views

At Airbnb, R has been amongst the most popular tools for doing data science in many different contexts, including generating product insights, interpreting experiments, and building predictive models. In a recent survey of the Airbnb team, 73% of Data Scientists...

["Data Science","Programming Languages"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3182v1
67 downloads
646 views

The unit of experimental measurement in a variety of scientific applications is the one-dimensional (1D) continuum: a dependent variable whose value is measured repeatedly, often at regular intervals, in time or space. A variety of software packages exist for computing...

["Scientific Computing and Simulation","Programming Languages"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.125
37 downloads
137 views

Distributed open source software development has largely turned to GitHub, a pull-based software development collaboration platform. Recent studies have deployed data science techniques on the large datasets available about millions of projects on GitHub. Some...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Social Computing","Programming Languages","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2989v1
2 citations
768 downloads
27,295 views

Biases against women in the workplace have been documented in a variety of studies. This paper presents a large scale study on gender bias, where we compare acceptance rates of contributions from men versus women in an open source software community. Surprisingly,...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Social Computing","Programming Languages","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.111
90 downloads
727 views

How often do JavaScript programmers embed structured languages into strings literals? We conduct an empirical investigating mining nearly 500 thousand JavaScript source files from almost ten thousand repositories from GitHub. We parsed each string literal with...

["Programming Languages","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2723v1
219 downloads
968 views

In this paper, we introduce a framework for implementing deep copy on top of MPI. The process is initiated by passing just the root object of the dynamic data structure. Our framework takes care of all pointer traversal, communication, copying and reconstruction...

["Computer Networks and Communications","Distributed and Parallel Computing","Programming Languages"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.95
3 citations
235 downloads
1,126 views

Software development is becoming more and more collaborative, emphasizing the role of end-users in the development process to make sure the final product will satisfy customer needs. This is especially relevant when developing Domain-Specific Modeling Languages...

["Programming Languages","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.84
164 downloads
332 views

Collections of historical images are currently being scanned to stop their degradation and to enable a numeric exploitation. These collections have a high cultural, artistic and scientific value. However, they are not fully exploited because the photographs do...

["Spatial and Geographic Information Systems","Programming Languages"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2243v2
234 downloads
526 views

Remote sensing techniques provide a new way to obtain hydrological variables (i.e. rainfall and soil moisture), mainly in poorly instrumented areas that are fundamental for natural hazard assessment and mitigation. The ever increasing availability of satellite...

["Data Science","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Programming Languages"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2131v4
156 downloads
242 views

GIS technology has been used for many years in environmental risk analysis due to its capability to focus on the management and analysis of geographic and alphanumeric data to support spatial decision-making (Vairavamoorthy et al, 2007). Especially in emergency...

["Spatial and Geographic Information Systems","Programming Languages"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2235v2
61,489 downloads
98,720 views

Biases against women in the workplace have been documented in a variety of studies. This paper presents the largest study to date on gender bias, where we compare acceptance rates of contributions from men versus women in an open source software community. Surprisingly,...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Social Computing","Programming Languages","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1733v2
79 downloads
413 views

Background: Modern software development teams are distributed across onsite and off-shore locations. Each team has developers with varying experience levels and English communication skills. In such a diverse development environment it is important to maintain...

["Computer Architecture","Programming Languages","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2163v1
115 downloads
382 views

Software development processes are collaborative in nature. Neglecting the key role of end-users leads to software unlikely to satisfy their needs. This collaboration becomes specially important when creating Domain-Specific Modeling Languages (DSMLs), which are...

["Programming Languages","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2046v1

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