From standard writing pain to reproducible paper
When I wrote my very first paper the process was an insightful struggle. I pretty much right-away accepted most of the things that made it hard as “inevitable”: Spending hours in writing block staring at an empty page. The manuscript ping-pong between me and my supervisor - I tended to spend a week writing or rewriting in the Word document, then I would sent it to my supervisor, and he would write, and each of us had to take a break in writing for the time the other one worked on it.
What I learned from porting a MatLab toolbox
In short: The basics of good scientific programming and research software engineering. Plus, I got a one of my coolest papers out of it. Introducing me, a noob This post actually is about starting small, being stubborn, and about how small things like porting closed source software to open source software can not only help others, but also turn into something for your CV. Back in 2017/18, I had a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, and worked towards my M.