Category Archives: Open Access

Best Practices for a Future Open Code Policy

This week,  I am posting a copy of white paper prepared by Shamir et al., in response to a call from the National Academies, who are sponsoring a Task Force on “Best Practices for a Future Open Code Policy for … Continue reading

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Brian Schmidt’s Keynote at ADASS XXV. October 27 2015.

This year’s Astronomical Data Analysis Software & Systems conference (ADASS XXV) is being held in Sydney, Australia, hosted by CAASTRO. Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt delivered a keynote address about the impact of software and data access on astronomy. Fifty years … Continue reading

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Just How Should We Cite Astronomy Software?

The central importance of software in astronomy is generating debates on issues such as how software should be cited, how credit should be accorded to software practitioners, and how software should be preserved and created. The American Astronomical Society (AAS) publishing … Continue reading

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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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A new blog on computational and software matters

My colleague Dan Katz has started a new blog, called Daniel S. Katz’s Blog 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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Licensing Astrophysics Codes session at AAS 225

On Tuesday, January 6, the ASCL, AAS Working Group on Astronomical Software (WGAS), and the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environment sponsored a special session on software licenses, with support from the AAS. This subject was suggested as a topic of interest … Continue reading

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Collaborating With GitHub – 225th AAS Meeting

We are in the process of making the making the Montage mosaic engine accessible through GitHub, so it was good timing to attend the workshop on Collaborating With GitHub at the 225th American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in Seattle, WA … Continue reading

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The dot Astronomy 6 Conference

For my last post of 2014, I would like to draw everyone’s attention to the on-line material about the dot Astronomy 6 Conference, held this year at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, on December 8-10. This annual meeting on on-line astronomy … Continue reading

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Second Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences

The Second Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE2) was held on Sunday, November 16, 2014, in New Orleans, in conjunction with Supercomputing ’14.  Broadly speaking, the WSSSPE events aim to provide a cross-discipline forum for a discussion of the … Continue reading

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