[ADMB Users] Software Methods

Greg Donovan greg.donovan at iwcoffice.org
Mon Apr 23 02:50:27 PDT 2012

I am happy for the IWC to co-operate with this. We have a rule that says that all of our software must be validated if it is used in making management decisions and have a process to achieve this.



-----Original Message-----
From: Ernesto Jardim [mailto:ernesto.jardim at jrc.ec.europa.eu] 
Sent: 23 April 2012 10:41
To: Laurie Kell
Cc: Steve Cadrin; 'mark.dickeycollas at wur.nl'; Mosqueira, Iago; richard.methot at noaa.gov; Greg Donovan; Users at admb-project.org; arnima at hafro.is; Schnute, Jon
Subject: Re: Software Methods


Looks like a great idea ! it reminds me a ICES WGMG in Lisbon in 2004 when you presented FLR and triggered a discussion on similar issues. 
Maybe we should revisit that report.



On 04/23/2012 11:18 AM, Laurie Kell wrote:
> In ICCAT we have a software catalogue, which requires certain criteria 
> to be fulfilled, if software are to be used in stock assessment.
> I would like those criteria to be reviewed so that we follow best 
> practice. I know that software validation is a complex issue but  
> would like to ensure consistency and exchange of methods between 
> organisations. For example if a method is in the NOAA Toolbox or is on 
> the R CRAN repository shouldn´t we be able to use it in ICCAT.
> This will not take long (hopefully). All I am looking for is a quick 
> review of our criteria and any appropriate criteria used elsewhere, 
> that we would need to include if our software is to be used by others. 
> Also suggestions of how to harmonise software validation in the future 
> so that we can strengthen the support for stock assessment experts and 
> develop an improved network of stock assessment developers. I would 
> also like to suggest that a global repository of all stock assessment 
> methods would be useful.
> --
> Laurence Kell
> ICCAT Secretariat
> Population Dynamics Expert
> C/ Corazón de María, 8 - 6º
> 28002 Madrid. Spain
> Tel:   (00 34) 91 4165600
> Fax:   (00 34) 91 5103710

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