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Software and sociology in UK astronomy

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Abstract:

Why don’t people use Starlink software? Kevin A Pimbblet outlines the problem and some possible solutions.

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.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1468-4004.2002.43125.x

Publication date: 2002-02-01

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