Tag Archives: Montage

Version 4.0 of the Montage Image Mosaic Engine Released: Data Cubes and more.

Version 4.0 is a major upgrade of Montage, released with a BSD 3-clause license. The distribution is available from Git Hub at https://github.com/Caltech-IPAC/Montage and from the Montage web page at http://montage.ipac.caltech.edu/docs/download.html. The release supports aggregation of of data stored as … 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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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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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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Astrophysics Code Sharing II: The Sequel at AAS 223

This blogpost was prepared by Alice Allen (Editor, Astronomy Source Code Library) and posted on the ASCL blog. I wish to thank Alice for permission to reproduce her post here. On Tuesday, January 7, the AAS Working Group on Astronomical … Continue reading

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Licensing Your Code: GPL, BSD and Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”

I have for some time considered changing to a more permissive license (with Caltech’s approval) for the Montage image mosaic engine, as the the current license forbids modification and redistribution of the code. My first attempt at navigating the many … Continue reading

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From The Front Lines of ADASS – Day 3 Morning

The morning session on Day 3 was on the topic of emerging technologies. Steve Groom began festivities with a talk on Innovative ways of using database technologies.  He described the techniques that are used at IRSA to ingest data into … Continue reading

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e-Science – towards the cloud: infrastructures, applications and research

The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A has just published a special issue entitled: “e-Science – towards the cloud: infrastructures, applications and research.”  The issue contains 12 papers that are considered “best in show” at the U. K. e-Science … Continue reading

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First Workshop on Maintainable Software Practices in e-Science – Presentations On-line

All the presentations from the Workshop on Maintainable Software Practices, held in Chicago as part of 8th International Conference on e-Science 2012, have been posted on-line at the workshop’s web site.  I posted my talk on “Adoption of Software by … Continue reading

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Adoption of Software by a User Community: The Montage Image Mosaic Engine Example

Today, I have been attending the Maintainable Software Practices in e-Science (SoftwarePractice 2012) workshop at the IEEE e-Science 2012 conference in Chicago. The workshop focused on “the issues relating to the development and maintenance of software that can endure past … Continue reading

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