Monthly Archives: March 2015

Get Credit For Your Code: The Growth and Impact of the Astrophysics Source Code Library (Annual Report 2014)

The Astrophysics Source Code Library (ASCL) recently published its 2014 report, and you can find it on-line at http://ascl.net/wordpress/?page_id=1337, along with reports from the previous two years. The 2014 report highlights the growth and impact of the ASCL on the … Continue reading

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Why developing research software is like a startup

This is the title of a keynote presentation by Neil Chue Hong (Director of the UK’s Software Sustainability Institute) at the International Symposium on Grids and Clouds 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan (March 15-20, 2015). Neil emphasizes the crucial point that … Continue reading

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Tools For Astronomical Big Data

This week, I attended the Tools for Astronomical Big Data Workshop, held in Tucson from March 9 -11 and sponsored by NOAO. Over 100 practitioners gathered to “survey the present state of the art in addressing the challenges of conducting … Continue reading

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A new blog on computational and software matters

My colleague Dan Katz has started a new blog, called Daniel S. Katz’s BlogĀ and I wanted to take advantage of Astronomy Computing Today to recommend it to you. Dan is one of the team that built the Montage software. He … Continue reading

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