Ask the CompuScienceGeek?

This post originally appeared on the Software Carpentry website.

Titus Brown recently blogged a question about how to organize the files used in a computational science pipeline: by project, by paper, separately, or something else. Rather than answering that, I fastened onto a throw-away comment:

I think we need an "ask the compusciencegeek" service...

My earlier idea of having a reserved area on Stack Overflow for novice questions didn't lead anywhere, but I've enjoyed the Software Sustainability Institute's "Ask Steve" column. Should we start something similar here? Or direct people at Steve, and syndicate his answers here? What questions do you have about using computers in your research that we could answer?

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