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Dealing with Risk in Scientific Software Development
July/August 2008 (vol. 25 no. 4)
pp. 21-28
Rebecca Sanders, Queen's University, Kingston
Diane Kelly, Royal Military College (RMC) of Canada
The development of scientific software involves risk in the underlying theory, its implementation, and its use. Through a series of interviews, the authors explored how research scientists at two Canadian universities developed their software. These interviews indicated that the scientists used a set of strategies to address risk. They also suggested where the software engineering community could perform research focused on specific problems faced by scientific software developers.

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Index Terms:
Professional end-user developer, scientific application software, software development, software testing, empirical study
Rebecca Sanders, Diane Kelly, "Dealing with Risk in Scientific Software Development," IEEE Software, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 21-28, July-Aug. 2008, doi:10.1109/MS.2008.84
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