The Natural Laws of Paper Deadlines

  1. Yes, no one will read your code. But it’s worth taking the care to design your system, from architecture to logging, properly. Shortcuts compound.
  2. Keep a journal. You will encounter the same problems twice.
  3. Write down your methods, especially after you submit the paper. Who knows, it may get accepted, and you may have to run more experiments.
  4. Collect every statistic you can think of. If you don’t, you’ll have to rerun everything on deadline day.
  5. Never do experiments on your personal computer. Just don’t.

This is a working list.

 
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