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Open source and science take many of the same approaches to investigation and discovery, making them natural allies. Learn more about the intersection of open source and science in these articles.

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The open access eLife journal introduces Executable Research Articles, enabling authors to publish more transparent, interactive, and reproducible research.
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Review finds significant cost savings when using free and open source scientific hardware over proprietary equivalents.
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Many sustainability efforts can use open source philosophies and tools to grow and enact real change on a global scale.
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If you're looking for scientific computing software, but can't afford the leading proprietary solution, check out these open source options.
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The non-profit scientific research publication platform eLife recently announced the Reproducible Document Stack (RDS).
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This course teaches them how to set up a GitHub project, index their project in Zenodo, and integrate Git into an RStudio workflow.
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Learn more about this tool for modeling a variety of natural and social phenomena.
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African school uses open source tools and principles to prepare underserved students for future-focused careers.