apps & software

HEAsoft install on a Mac

Here are my instructions for how to get HEAsoft, the NASA High Energy Astrophysics Software, set up on a new Mac! I learned most of this from HEAsoft’s own documentation (and a little trial and error over the years). I just did this all again today on a clean new Mac, and it worked on …

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Hack Together Day at EWASS 2017

We are pleased to announce a hack day to accompany the special session on astronomy research software at EWASS 2017!! Hack Together Day is a day to work intensively on projects, individually or in small groups, of interest to the astronomical community. A wide variety of projects will be undertaken, spanning everything from software development …

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EWASS 2017: Developments & Practices in Astronomy Research Software!!

EXCITING NEWS!! There will be a special session at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS) 2017 on developments and practices in astronomy research software and a hack day!! I’m co-organizing the hack day and a block on different astronomy software packages, where we will have a variety of speakers (invited and contributed) …

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New page: Coding resources

I’ve put together a long list of coding and computing resources. Since it’s so important, it doesn’t just get a blog post, it gets its own page! Check it out and let me know if your favourite is on there. EDIT: I’ll (slowly) add my list to the AstroBetter wiki so future generations of students …

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Apps I love

I spend an inordinate amount of time on my computer and smartphone. I’m the kind of person who sets an alarm on my phone so that I know when to go to bed, because otherwise I’d be adrift in the internet ’till the wee hours of the night. In my techy adventure time, I’ve discovered …

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