Ruby + Science = Fail ?
About Juanjo Bazán
Juanjo works as freelance web developer and is a member of the awesome ProRuby team. He cofounded the Madrid RUG and was part of the organization of the EuRuKo '09 held in Barcelona. In his spare time he likes to add methods that do nothing to the Rails codebase. As an Open Science advocate he has contributed code to research projects in fields as diverse as astrophysics, genomics or sociology.
It doesn't matter the science field, nowadays every research needs some kind of programming task to analize or mix or produce results.
But when faced with a computational problem, scientists without programming background often choose Java, Python, R, Excel… to scratch their itch, why not Ruby?
Why scientists and people in academia and research centers are not using Ruby?
What can we do to make Ruby the language of preference in science? Is that even possible?
I'll ask you these questions and try to answer them in this talk.