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A Study of the Efficiency of Spatial Indexing Methods Applied to Large Astronomical Databases

This is the title of a poster presented by Tom Donaldson, Bernie Shiao (both of STScI) , John Good (Caltech/IPAC-NExScI) and myself at the 231st AAS meeting in Washington DC (January 8-12).  I am attaching a copy of the poster … Continue reading

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The Montage Image Mosaic Toolkit As A Visualization Engine

It’s January and that means it’s the Annual Winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society, this year in Washington DC. I presented a poster on how the Montage Image Mosaic Toolkit (http://montage.ipac.caltech.edu) is increasingly being used as a visualization engine. … Continue reading

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The Exoplanet Content of the Keck Observatory Archive (KOA)

This week, I have been attending the “Exoclipse 2017: Exploring New Worlds In the Shade” conference at Boise State University, splendidly organized by Brian Jackson. From the project website, the meeting’s goals are to discuss “…  discovery strategies, nascent population … Continue reading

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Scientific Workflows for Science and the Science of Scientific Workflows

In this era of compute intensive astronomy, tools for managing complex workflows are becoming a crucial part of our science infrastructure. This video offers a fine introduction to the Pegasus workflow manager by the team leader, Ewa Deelman (ISI, USC). … Continue reading

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The Montage Mosaic Engine and Visualization

Those of you who have used Montage probably know it as a toolkit for processing images to create mosaics. It is, however, finding applicability in the visualization of images, as described in “The Application of Montage to the Visualization of … Continue reading

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Community Building Through Software Design

This the title of a very interesting talk (which I wish I had given myself!) by Jed Brown of CU Boulder at the 2017 NSF SI2 meeting. Jed is involved in writing code for the Portable, Extensible Toolkit for Scientific … Continue reading

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A guide to sustainability models for research software projects.

.. subtitled “How can we find funding for our open source project?” This is a GitHub page started by my colleague Dan Katz of NCSA. This is a living document that lists, with examples, techniques for sustaining software once initial … Continue reading

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