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Paper: A Home-Grown But Widely-Distributed Data Analysis System
Volume: 125, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems VI
Page: 3
Authors: Liszt, H. S.
Abstract: I stopped doing research during the five years 1986--1990, and crafted a series of programs for doing spectral line and image analysis on DOS-based IBM PCs. These programs, most notably drawspec and hazel, are now fairly widely distributed. With only a modicum of hard evidence, I attribute this to their ease of use, small hardware demands, lack of cost, and high level of support. Recognizing that my experience is unusual, and perhaps even of marginal relevance to the design of new programs by teams of expert professional programmers, I have attempted to distill from it some words of advice for the attendees of ADASS VI.
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