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Paper: What Python Can Do for Astronomy
Volume: 442, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XX (ADASSXX)
Page: 425
Authors: Greenfield, P.
Abstract: Python continues to see increased use in astronomy, both by institutions developing software for new instruments, telescopes and missions, and by astronomers for use with analyzing their data. I will describe the advances in Python-based tools for astronomy in the past few years and the current effort to bring those tools together into a common repository. What are the most serious challenges facing the use of Python in astronomy and how should these be addressed? Finally, I'll discuss the non-technical contributions that Python can bring to astronomy and illustrate with an example and suggestions.
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