Appendix A. Clumsy Stuff

This appendix is dedicated to details that cannot be ignored but would slow down the pace we aim for in this book. The early chapters on basics and classes should not hold back the reader from the intriguing advanced topics—at least not longer than necessary. If you would like to learn more details and do not find the sections in this appendix clumsy, the author would not blame you; to the contrary: it would be a pleasure to him. In some sense, this appendix is like the deleted scenes of a movie: they did not make it to the final work but are still valuable to part of the audience.

A.1 More Good and Bad Scientific Software

The goal of this appendix is to give you an idea of what we consider good scientific software and ...

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