Reproducible Research with Emacs Org-mode
This paper was submitted to and was accepted at i-KNOW 2012 in Graz, Austria.
The content of the source file
iKNOW2012-orgmode-demo.org (and the
iKNOW2012-orgmode-demo.pdf) is the documentation of the
workflow presented here.
One important aspect of open science is the ability to reproduce results using the published data set. For this purpose it is crucial to use similar methods and tools as the original author producing the same result set. Reproducible research is a movement that tries to bridge this gap: within one single set of data one can not only find the raw data but also the methods and tools to process the data. The ultimate discipline is to complete this cycle from the raw data up to the presentation in the derived paper. Using a simple example this paper demonstrates how to combine raw data, scripts of various languages, and the describing text of a paper in one single file.