Critiqued coronavirus simulation gets thumbs up from code-checking efforts


Totally unreliable.” “A buggy mess.” Over the past month, software engineers have sharply criticized the code underpinning an influential coronavirus simulation by scientists at Imperial College London, one of several modelling exercises that helped sway UK politicians into declaring a lockdown. Now, a computational neuroscientist has reported that he has independently rerun the simulation and reproduced its results. The whole article was published by Nature.


IMAGE: Neil Ferguson, curtesy of Wikimedia Commons and Imperial College London