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AstroCompute · 2W ago

A New Python Pipeline for Reducing NIRSPEC Data Acquired at the Keck Observatory

The Keck Observatory Archive (KOA) (https://koa.ipac.caltech.edu) has just released a new data reduction pipeline (NSDRP) for data acquired with the Keck Observatory NIRSPEC cross-dispersed ...
AstroCompute · 1M ago

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 i...
AstroCompute · 1M ago

Best Practices for HPC Software Developers

This is a series of seven videos describing best software engineering practices. I would recommend it to all  HPC software engineers. The series was the result of a collaboration between the...
AstroCompute · 2M ago

Research Software Engineers: State of the Nation Report 2017

This report provides a history of the U. K.’s Research Software Engineers campaign and a snapshot of the state of the U.K.’s Research Software Engineer (RSE) community.  As I understand it, ...
AstroCompute · 2M ago

My Favorite Computing Videos on YouTube

I have often been asked what are my favorite computing videos on YouTube. There are so many, it’s hard to give a definitive answer and I keep discovering more, some posted several years ago....
AstroCompute · 2M ago

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, Extensi...
AstroCompute · 2M ago

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, techn...
AstroCompute · 2M ago

Defending Science and Scientific Integrity in the Age of Trump

This week’s blog is a little off my usual beat, but in the current climate, I think it’s a good choice.  This is a 75 minute podcast, prepared by Robert Frederick of American Scientist, of a...
AstroCompute · 2M ago

Free the Science: One Scholarly Society’s bold vision for open access and why it matters now more than ever

This is a repost of a very interesting article by Ellen Finnie in  the IO:In The Open Blog. Ellen is a member of the ECS Group of Advisory Librarians (EGALs). The Electrochemical Society, a ...
AstroCompute · 2M ago

Spherical Panoramas for Astrophysical Data Visualization

This is the title of a paper by Brian Kent (NRAO), which has been accepted for publication in the PASP Special Focus Issue: Techniques and Methods for Astrophysical Data Visualization. You c...