I have prepared a draft of an article on reproducible research methods that I was invited to contribute to the Encyclopedia of Applied and Computational Mathematics to be published by Springer. [Update: I just checked with Springer and the $5000 price quoted is not a typo. Needless to say I'm not happy about this! I'm looking into it further.] [Further update on 29 Feb 2012: I've been told that the price on that webpage was a mistake and it's a mystery how it got in the database. That was last week and it's still there...]
I welcome comments on this draft, either sent by email or posted below. Note that this article was greatly constrained in size (it may be too long already) and so I was very selective in what to include, but if you think I’ve neglected something important I will consider it.
I have avoided mentioning specific tools (other than some version control
systems) since there are a so many out there it would be hard to choose
which to point out, and hard to know which will stand the test of time.
I have included only two references, selected primarily as sources of other links.