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Why Johnny can't build [portable scientific software]

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3 Author(s)
Dubois, P.F. ; Center for Appl. Sci. Comput., Lawrence Livermore Nat. Lab., CA, USA ; Epperly, T. ; Kumfert, G.

The title of this article refers to Rudolph Flesch's famous 1955 book, "Why Johnny Can't Read", which called attention to a nationwide decline in reading ability. Here, the author wants to talk about another situation in which an important ability is lacking: the ability to create significant, portable scientific software. The author discusses some of the reasons this problem exists and suggests some approaches to solving it that seem promising.

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Computing in Science & Engineering  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 5 )