Monthly Archives: February 2014

A Quick Guide To Software Licensing for the Scientist Programmer.

I have already written about software licensing a few weeks ago. This week, I want to write about about a paper by Morin, Urban and Sliz, who wrote a primer on software licensing, with the goal of helping scientists engage … Continue reading

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Creating A Galactic Plane Atlas With Amazon Web Services

Creating A Galactic Plane Atlas With Amazon Web Services This post is based on a paper by G. Bruce Berriman, Ewa Deelman, John Good, Gideon Juve, Jamie Kinney, Ann Merrihew, and Mats Rynge. It was submitted to an IEEE Special … Continue reading

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Bringing the VO to Astronomers: Command Line Access To VO Services

One of the goals of the Virtual Astronomical Observatory (VAO) is to bring the Virtual Observatory to astronomers; that is, provide access to worldwide data sets through tools and environments that astronomers use everyday. A poster paper, reproduced below, presented … Continue reading

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