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Questions concerning computer code written or used in the context of a research project or other academic endeavour (including questions on licensing, ownership, sharing, distribution, and formatting of academic source code). For other questions on software (related to academic aspects of using the software rather then developing it), use the `software` tag instead. Generic code questions, e.g. help with debugging, are off-topic and will be closed.

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Author name-surname mistake in the Google Scholar citation

I have a problem with the appearance of my paper in Google Scholar. My name is correctly represented in the journal artical as "Nilhan Kaya," so the citation should be "Kaya, N". ...
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Citing programming packages [duplicate]

I wanted to ask how to cite python packages into a scientific article. I used a code package for my project and I can not find a scientific publication of the package I used. Exist a standard to cite ...
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What is the prestige/status/merit-value of a Graduate degree in Pure Math/Philosophy(of math, or logic) in industry (particularly programming jobs)?

I tried asking this same question here previously but worded it poorly. Please let me know if my muddled style is unclear to anyone alongside myself. What I'm essentially asking is: all else being ...
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Code/package developed by others - citation or co-authorship?

Say in one of my projects, I am using someone elses code in a published paper. The method is novel and therefore I also have some general discussion on how to apply the developed code in GitHub. Am I ...
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Transforming a private research project repository into an open-source repository [closed]

Our research project is ready for being shared as a preprint and submitted for peer review. What are the best practices for transforming the private research repository (which includes several pilot ...
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Should I include as author of my current paper someone who wrote code that I'm using?

I'm being asked (by my advisors) to include a person I don't even know as author of my new papers, in which they haven't done anything. The reason seems to be that my work is based on source code that ...
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How to mention a coding style guide in thesis or scientific text

Is there a best practice where or how to introduce a style guide inside a thesis? (Meant is a style guide for programming languages) I write a scientific text which contains some code samples. My ...
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My teacher accidentally put one of the codes on my test and I used it [closed]

On my programming midterm, my teacher gave me one of the codes for the question on accident. I did not mention this to the teacher and used it as my answer and deleted where he gave it to me. The ...
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Academic integrity and plagiarism issue related to an idea. How to handle and communicate?

In 2018, I shared an idea with an assistant professor from another university. I shared this because this is an idea many people are working on and are developing approaches to solve it. My PhD ...
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Tips for computer coding exams

I'm studying computer science at a technical college. In some courses we perform live coding exams, i.e. we download the code and have a certain amount of time to solve the exam, then we have to push ...
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Test of programming skills during postdoctoral interview [closed]

I am going to have an interview for the postdoctoral position in the US which will include the test of programming skills in one programming language. Does anyone know what kind of exercise/difficulty ...
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Including code in finance Dissertation

I am writing my dissertation and I have a question on how to present my results. So I have used Rstudio to write the code with which I did some statistical analysis by using some tests. I have ...
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Could I include non-academical projects to my CV for phd application?

I have just joined this community and I am going to apply for a CS PhD for Fall 2022. Currently, I am preparing my CV. Since I have been working in the industry as a software engineer for roughly five ...
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Misleading Results of Cited Paper

We have developed a novel algorithm, published a paper about it, then after a few months, we "copied" our implementation to a very popular opensource library. A few months after, a paper was ...
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Submitting two related papers to two journals simultaneously [duplicate]

I have spent 2+ years working on a project in computational neuroscience that has interest for clinicians and now I am starting to write the paper text. I want to submit it to one of neurology-related ...
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My former advisor wants to publish a paper that relies on code that I worked on without giving me any credit. What should I do?

I was in a research group for my MSc. dissertation (computational work) during which I developed quite a bit of code that went on being used in a publication which I co-authored (no code was published ...
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Can I create anonymous repositories for double-blind peer review via GitHub organizations?

When submitting a paper to a conference/journal for double-blind peer review, one usually has to anonymize source code, if there is any. In my situation, I have to do it in a form of GitHub repository....
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Are advisors supposed to know programming? [closed]

I want to know if, as a Ph.D. student, i can ask my advisor a programming question ? Actually my advisor gave me a coding task, and i want to know how they will verify what i code is right ? i can ...
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Accused of copying code for autograded assignment [duplicate]

I'm an undergraduate studying computer science at a local community college. Currently, I'm enrolled in an intro computer programming class that I unfortunately am unable to test out of (I asked my ...
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Could I ask my supervisor to help me coding an implementation of a scientific paper's algorithm

I am stuck at an implementation of a scientific paper's algorithm, could I ask help from staff to code a part with me or even my advisor to do so? Thanks for the clarification.
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Would a LaTeX glossary contain program function/method purposes/definitions?

I'm writing my dissertation/thesis and it revolves around a program I have made. The program is a Rubik's cube solver that uses pre-existing solving methods, so nothing that exciting. I'm writing out ...
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A measure implementation from my group deviates from an official implementation

In my master's thesis work, I am using several algorithmic measures to assess the difference between conditions. One measure in particular is important to predict 'quality'. This may sound weird in ...
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When should one publish code publicly on GitHub: during or after journal review?

Similar to the following question, I have developed a code to produce results in a manuscript that I've written which I wish to now share with the community. But this manuscript, which is currently on ...
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arXiv article says that code has been made available with the article, but I cannot find it

I'm reading an article on published a few years ago (https://arxiv.org/abs/1708.08130). It says in the article (p.4 at the bottom) that a Mathematica code was made available "as an auxiliary file ...
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Is it SOP for a university course to claim to teach a coding language, and then have the coding portion of the course be completely self taught? [closed]

Is it standard practice for universities to have completely self taught portions of a course? For example, a statistics course that is said to teach R (among other things) and then simply quizzes over ...
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Code in a conference paper: should I put license terms there?

I am currently writing a conference paper (an IEEE conf, if that matters) in which I include a piece of code. Pertaining to the license of the code, should I, at the beginning of the code, write ...
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Sharing research-related codes and datasets: Split them, or share them together on a single platform?

I want to share both (1) programming codes and (2) datasets related to a research project. While I know some suitable platforms superficially, I cannot gauge their pros and cons in too much depth ...
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Using a publicly available code and modifying it to my PhD thesis. Should it be cited in the paper if I have modified the core equation?

I have proposed a new equation and will be implementing it into a publicly available code in the thesis. I have modified the core equation of the program (the main constitutive equation, "Johnson ...
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What percentage of the code should be yours in a final year computer science project? [closed]

I have a final year project in Artificial intelligence and I need to make a facial recognition project. I'm confused how to start this project and how plagiarism works in terms of coding? No one would ...
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What would you do if the author of a published CS article does not respond to code requests?

Since reproducibility is a major principle or basic norm of scientific experiments, simulations, and computations, what would you do or what to do if the author of a published CS article does not ...
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Do researchers of deep learning understand the existing codes in detail?

Now-a-days, literature in deep learning is increasing at a rapid rate. One of the key difference with other domains is that almost all research papers in deep learning provide corresponding code in ...
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How to accurately check for cause of plagiarism for programming assignments with online content

I heard that most of the code plagiarism checkers use MOSS for evaluation. But MOSS doesn't check for any content in GitHub or present on the internet. How do we exactly tackle the problem of checking ...
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Job interview for a PhD

I was recently invited to a job interview regarding a PhD. I was told to make a short presentation of a few ideas regarding the project topic. I also have received an overview over the project aims, ...
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Can a paper be rejected for only detailing an algorithm mathematically and not programmatically (via pseudocode)? [closed]

Imagine you are a peer reviewer presented with a paper that states an algorithm was implemented in python to test an analytical process on large datasets. The details of how the algorithmic process ...
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Why say source code is available with an ArXiv paper when it is not?

I sometimes come across ArXiv papers where the authors claim the source code for the project discussed can be obtained, but on checking the link provided the source code comprises no more than a place ...
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Is it common to study mathematics without any computer programming? Why would this be considered acceptable?

MATLAB vs. Python in industry at Operations Research SE contains the following statement: I am a beginning PhD student in math, and I would like to focus on optimization. I am learning programming ...
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GitHub repository ownership as a PhD student in a lab

I'm a PhD student and use GitHub to track and share code for nearly all of my research projects, most of which are largely coding-based work in the field of remote sensing. Our lab is discussing how ...
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Is it ok to use Github code by having explicit permission from author for Thesis but without license mentioned on the repository?

I am writing my Master Thesis. I used code from GitHub for my application and did modifications and extended its functionality to adjust my requirements. I am also citing the code in my own code and ...
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Can I add code in the supplementary material of my thesis which builds up on an existing library?

I've written a thesis in the context of global illumination. The explorations are purely theoretical, but I've implemented the basic building blocks of the described approach and would like to add ...
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Using a github code for my journal paper

I'm conducting research on cyber bullying classification. I recently found a github repository containing code on sentiment analysis which looked at different machine learning algorithms, doc2vec + ml ...
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Could a journal reject an article due to the style or quality of accompanying code?

I'm a student working on a doctoral thesis. We're working on a paper for which I've done most of the coding for the statistical analysis (the field is microbio/bioinformatics). I'm new to coding and ...
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Shouldn’t algorithmic problem statements and respective editorials be considered as worthy of publications in academia? [closed]

Shouldn’t the algorithmic problem statements and their editorials designed for online international programming contests, which are published on well known coding platforms like Codeforces, Codechef, ...
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Can I justify my PhD if I have mostly adapted existing code instead of writing it myself?

My PhD in computational mechanics (field is materials science) involves writing Fortran subroutines for implementing new constitutive equations. More specifically, my research involves continuum ...
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How to cite a github repository that I used for data collection (research paper) [duplicate]

I am working on a research paper where I work with large amounts of data. The data was collected using a python code that I found on someone's Github repository. I was wondering how I would go about ...
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Appropriate description of image processing algorithm in engineering

I want to write a paper in the field of mechanical engineering. For the evaluation of my experiments, I would like to use image processing. When image processing software is used in my field of ...
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Before entering into a computational research PhD, should one gain strong coding & software engineering skills?

Main Question: Should someone gain good computer programming skills/experience through a software engineering job before entering a 5-year PhD program in Computer Science (Tentative specialization: ...
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Should I make my code and data avaiable online when the article is not accepted yet?

We have received a set of reviews for an article that we had submitted to a journal. The decision by the journal editor is a Major Revision. That means, there is a possibility that the article could ...
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In the related work section of a dissertation, can I use images and source code from other articles, with attribution?

I'm brushing up the related work section of my master's dissertation, and it would be very useful to include some diagrams and code snippets from other articles on that section (and that section alone)...
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Find articles that share datasets and code

I am working on some project, in which I would like to find articles where they use some computer code to treat data, and the used datasets and code is totally available (github, personal website, etc)...
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Creating a secure test environment for a programming lab practical

I'm a senior TA helping out my instructor with restructuring the course in light of the coronavirus causing in-class cancellations at our university. We have tools allowing our students to do their ...
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