Software and sociology in UK astronomy

Pimbblet, Kevin A. (2002) Software and sociology in UK astronomy. Astronomy and Geophysics, 43 25-26. doi:10.1046/j.1468-4004.2002.43125.x

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Author Pimbblet, Kevin A.
Title Software and sociology in UK astronomy
Journal name Astronomy and Geophysics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1366-8781
Publication date 2002-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1046/j.1468-4004.2002.43125.x
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Volume 43
Start page 25
End page 26
Total pages 2
Place of publication Bristol
Publisher Blackwell Publishing for the Royal Astronomical Society
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Abstract I discuss the remit of Starlink's software strategy groups and an item on the agenda of one group's meeting on 26 January 2001: "Why don't people use Starlink software?" The answer was thought to be primarily a sociological effect: most people supervising UK astronomy PhD students learnt their trade when Starlink had a less than perfect reputation. I report on recommendations made to counter this effect.
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