Nix tutorial - how useful Nix can be to improve the reproducibility of scientific experiments


I do quite some scientific experiments using Nix.

Generally speaking I also use Nix to provide me with the (Python) environment I need, and typically do the analysis in a Jupyter Notebook. When doing numerical computations I often need to do parameterized calculations. While sometimes using tools for that, I often return to using Nix here; it’s just really convenient to define your grid using Nix, have each calculation run in a build, get the caching for free, and distributing the load easily across my colleagues’ computers.

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