Scientists and Software Engineers: A Tale of Two Cultures

Judith Segal

The two cultures of the title are those observed in my field studies: the culture of scientists (financial mathematicians, earth and planetary scientists, and molecular biologists) developing their own software, and the culture of software engineers developing scientific software. In this paper, I shall describe some problems arising when scientists and software engineers come together to develop scientific software and discuss how these problems may be ascribed to their two different cultures.

Type of Publication: Paper
Conference: PPIG 2008 - 20th Annual Workshop
Publication Year: 2008
Paper #: 6
TitleScientists and Software Engineers: A Tale of Two Cultures
Publication TypePaper
AuthorsSegal, J
PPIG Workshop: 
2008-09-20th