Team Euro’s CPD submission online here has done a commendable job archiving data in their supplementary information online here . It’s by no means perfect, but it’s a big improvement in practices in the field. So while they’ve chosen to unfairly disparage my own efforts in respect to source code, perhaps one can construe the marked improvement in their own practices as a type of compliment.
They state that they will provide source code for the calculations after the review period as follows:
The software (in the `python’ language) used to generate the reconstructions presented in the manuscript will be made available on http://mitrie.badc.rl.ac.uk when the manuscript is published.
Now this is obviously an improvement, but, to the extent that they are trying to adhere to improved practices in the paleoclimate field – something that I obviously endorse – it would be much better if they archived their code at the time of submission, as required in econometrics journals.
Notwithstanding the above disclaimer, some of their Python functions are archived at the MITRIE website here, although there does not appear to be any unifying script to date. To give a flavor of Juckes’ programming style, I’ve attached his code for the do_regress.py function below. I suspect that their job would have been more cost-effective if they had used R, but people use what they’re used to and I’ve got no complaint about that.
At my present rate, I’ll have much of the article replicated in R in a day or two.