Rex: A toolset for reproducing software experiments

Somu Perianayagam, Gregory R. Andrews, John H. Hartman

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Abstract

Software experiments such as BLAST are hard to reproduce even if identical hardware is available because external data sets could have changed, software used in the original experiment may be unavailable, or the input parameters for the experiment may not be documented. This paper presents Rex, a toolset that allows one to record an experiment and archive its apparatus, replay an experiment, conduct new experiments on a recorded apparatus, and compare differences between experiments. The execution time overhead of recording experiments is on average about 2%; the space overhead of an archive ranges from 8 MB to 5 GB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2010 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2010
Pages613-617
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2010 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: Dec 18 2010Dec 21 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2010 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2010

Other

Other2010 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2010
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period12/18/1012/21/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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    Perianayagam, S., Andrews, G. R., & Hartman, J. H. (2010). Rex: A toolset for reproducing software experiments. In Proceedings - 2010 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2010 (pp. 613-617). [5706639] (Proceedings - 2010 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2010). https://doi.org/10.1109/BIBM.2010.5706639