For scientific data and text processing I consider working according to the following keywords and phrases as indispensable. I call them “voxel axioms”.
A – Automatism
In case of doubt, automation – and thus profitability in terms of text production – should be given priority over other aspects. This does not mean that other parameters (aesthetics, etc.) are to be neglected, but can only be taken into account at a lower level.
E – Efficency
Both the transfer steps as well as the code and the processing options should be designed as efficiently as possible. The rule KISS will be applied: Keep It Simple, Stupid.
I – Interoperability
Connectivity and integrability from and to other programs and data sets should be made possible.
O – Open Access|Source
The final publication products are barrier-free and available online free of charge. In addition, the scripts and migration steps are transparent and are considered to be open source – under a specific license.
U – Usability
Handling of all the files should be as simple and comprehensible as possible. A documentation is indispensable for this, which explains both the operation by the user and the code used in the background for developers.