When I send results out to my colleagues, I'm a bit worried that any subsequent work on a project may change those results - particularly when those results are being followed up by subsequent benchwork. "Hi, could you send me the top 10 hits from experiment XXX". Yeah no problem. Can I send them to you again when I've refactored this bit of my script, or when I've added this seemingly independent feature to my program?
At present I don't do any consistency checks on my results files; and was wondering what approaches are used _out there_?
Do you md5sum every results file and raise a note when those values change for example?
Do you have a continually-updated results silo on dropbox or similar, and let your colleagues pull results from there.
Do you diff & log before updating any results file?