Rust in the scientific literature


Did a simple database analysis study of PubMed with some friends. I wrote all the scripts for querying the database and parsing the results in Rust. Got accepted for publication, print edition in April but online now. Rust tools and community credited in the methods portion of the article. I originally had more extensive attribution there but editors pared it down. Specifically made use of reqwest, rayon, serde, and nom.


This is fantastic :heart:

Did Rust being a new language with a still-developing ecosystem cause any issues for you wrt getting your results published?


Thanks for the kind words. I don’t think the reviewers cared too much about the nature of the software tools used.

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