Tag: make

Using a Makefile for science!

The declarative style of a Makefile (or substitute your own language-of-choice’s implementation of *akefiles) lends itself well to scientific processes, where a reproducible method is crucial. I recently found this out when analysing some data, which consisted of the following: compile the source code of the programs I was using use these programs on the same data plot some summary plots show the plots With the declarative style of Makefiles I could rely on the latest results no matter what changed in the analysis path, for example the plot scripts used in step 3.