Promoting 'Dynamic Documents' and 'Living Research Projects'

Dynamic Documents

By “Dynamic Documents” I mean papers/projects built with Quarto, R-markdown, or JuPyTer notebooks (the most prominent tools) that do and report the data analysis (as well as math/simulations) in the same space that the results and discussion are presented (with ‘code blocks’ hidden).

I consider some of the benefits of this format, particularly for EA-aligned organizations like Open Philanthropy: Benefits of Dynamic Documents

Living Research Projects

“Continually update a project” rather than start a “new extension paper” when you see what you could have done better.

The main idea is that each version is given a specific time stamp, and that is the object that is reviewed and cited. This is more or less already the case when we cite working papers/drafts/mimeos/preprints.

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