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The ASCL at the 237th meeting of the American Astronomical Society

It’s that time of year again, when astronomers’ hearts and wings turn to AAS for the winter AAS meeting. This year, however, the wings are virtual; like other conferences in this time of pandemic, the 237th meeting of the AAS is online. I’m very impressed with the online meeting space, which includes a conference center with different locations to visit, a virtual exhibit hall, an iPoster gallery, and many opportunities through Slack and thoughtfully-planned activities to enable and encourage interaction between attendees, exhibitors, and presenters, including the always great Open Mic event, a highlight of the winter meeting, on Wednesday evening.

Members of the ASCL are presenting two iPosters + (the “plus” is a short Zoom session about  the poster) and an oral presentation at this meeting.

On Monday, Siddha Mavuram, an UMD student hired to do development work for the ASCL for our NASA ADAP project, is doing an iPoster + presentation titled Come search the ASCL with our new API! I also have an iPoster + presentation on Monday called Life, the Universe and Everything… you ever wanted to know about the Astrophysics Source Code Library. Though our short talks, using our posters only as our visual aids, are on Monday, our posters are available all week.

On Tuesday, Peter Teuben is presenting results of our NASA ADAP project. Though Siddha is presenting part of the development work done for this project, Peter is sharing the overall results in his oral presentation Increasing the visibility of NASA astrophysics software through the ASCL, showing how this project has made it possible to search the ASCL and ADS for NASA software through the use of keywords and, on ADS, the doctype value software. You can see these results yourself on the ASCL and with an ADS search.

Because I very cleverly failed to realize that all the links I added to the slides for my iPoster wouldn’t work once I made those slides images (doh!), I provide a PDF of these slides for download below in which most, but alas not all, of the links work. Later this week, I’ll provide a full list of links in another post that will contain all of the resources and links the ASCL is presenting this week.

Slides for Alice’s ASCL iPoster slideshow (PDF)

December 2020 additions to the ASCL

Twenty-six codes were added to the ASCL in December:

BinaryStarSolver: Orbital elements of binary stars solver
BlackHawk: Black hole evaporation calculator
dolphin: Automated pipeline for lens modeling
DRAGraces: Reduction pipeline for GRACES spectra

EinsteinPy: General Relativity and gravitational physics problems solver
EOS: Equation of State for planetary impacts
getsf: Multi-scale, multi-wavelength sources and filaments extraction
HCGrid: Mapping non-uniform radio astronomy data onto a uniformly distributed grid

HydroCode1D: 1D finite volume code
LALSuite: LIGO Scientific Collaboration Algorithm Library Suite
LIFELINE: LIne proFiles in massivE coLliding wInd biNariEs
MADLens: Differentiable lensing simulator

Magritte: 3D radiative transfer library
MLC_ELGs: Machine Learning Classifiers for intermediate redshift Emission Line Galaxies
NSCG: NOIRLab Source Catalog Generator
Pomegranate: Probabilistic model builder

PyXel: Astronomical X-ray imaging data modeling
Robovetter: Automatic vetting of Threshold Crossing Events (TCEs)
seaborn: Statistical data visualization
sedop: Optimize discrete versions of common SEDs

Sengi: Interactive viewer for spectral outputs from stellar population synthesis models
SimCADO: Observations simulator for infrared telescopes and instruments
Skye: Excess clustering of transit times detection
SLIT: Sparse Lens Inversion Technique

SWIGLAL: Access LALSuite libraries with Python and Octave scripts
TRAN_K2: Planetary transit search

August additions to the ASCL

Twenty-five codes were added to the ASCL in August 2019:

actsnclass: Active learning for supernova photometric classification
Analysator: Quantitative analysis of Vlasiator files
BEAST: Bayesian Extinction And Stellar Tool
bias_emulator: Halo bias emulator
dips: Detrending periodic signals in timeseries

DustCharge: Charge distribution for a dust grain
EBAI: Eclipsing Binaries with Artificial Intelligence
FastCSWT: Fast directional Continuous Spherical Wavelet Transform
FIRST Classifier: Automated compact and extended radio sources classifier
GBKFIT: Galaxy kinematic modeling

Gramsci: GRAph Made Statistics for Cosmological Information
JPLephem: Jet Propulsion Lab ephemerides package
MAESTROeX: Low Mach number stellar hydrodynamics code
Molsoft: Molonglo Telescope Observing Software
MosfireDRP: MOSFIRE Data Reduction Pipeline

NuRadioMC: Monte Carlo simulation package for radio neutrino detectors
oscode: Oscillatory ordinary differential equation solver
PyRADS: Python RADiation model for planetary atmosphereS
PYSAT: Python Satellite Data Analysis Toolkit
QAC: Quick Array Combinations front end to CASA

QLF: Luminosity function analysis code
SNAPDRAGONS: Stellar Numbers And Parameters Determined Routinely And Generated Observing N-body Systems
TRISTAN-MP: TRIdimensional STANford – Massively Parallel code
Vlasiator: Hybrid-Vlasov simulation code
YMW16: Electron-density model

April and May 2016 additions to the ASCL

Twenty-eight codes were added to the ASCL in April and May 2016:

2-DUST: Dust radiative transfer code
ASTRiDE: Automated Streak Detection for Astronomical Images
BACCHUS: Brussels Automatic Stellar Parameter
CAMELOT: Cloud Archive for MEtadata, Library and Online Toolkit
CCSNMultivar: Core-Collapse Supernova Gravitational Waves

cluster-lensing: Tools for calculating properties and weak lensing profiles of galaxy clusters
DISCO: 3-D moving-mesh magnetohydrodynamics package
DNest3: Diffusive Nested Sampling
DUO: Spectra of diatomic molecules
FDPS: Framework for Developing Particle Simulators

grtrans: Polarized general relativistic radiative transfer via ray tracing
Halotools: Galaxy-Halo connection models
K2SC: K2 Systematics Correction
LAMBDAR: Lambda Adaptive Multi-Band Deblending Algorithm in R
libpolycomp: Compression/decompression library

magicaxis: Pretty scientific plotting with minor-tick and log minor-tick support
MARZ: Redshifting Program
MUSCLE: MUltiscale Spherical-ColLapse Evolution
OpenMHD: Godunov-type code for ideal/resistive magnetohydrodynamics (MHD)
PDT: Photometric DeTrending Algorithm Using Machine Learning

SAND: Automated VLBI imaging and analyzing pipeline
Shadowfax: Moving mesh hydrodynamical integration code
Surprise Calculator: Estimating relative entropy and Surprise between samples
The Tractor: Probabilistic astronomical source detection and measurement
TMBIDL: Single dish radio astronomy data reduction package

TRIPPy: Python-based Trailed Source Photometry
TTVFaster: First order eccentricity transit timing variations (TTVs)
zeldovich-PLT: Zel’dovich approximation initial conditions generator

March 2015 additions to the ASCL

Eleven codes were added to the ASCL in March, 2015:

AMADA: Analysis of Multidimensional Astronomical DAtasets
dust: Dust scattering and extinction in the X-ray
Galax2d: 2D isothermal Euler equations solver
GSD: Global Section Datafile access library
HELIOS-K: Opacity Calculator for Radiative Transfer

isochrones: Stellar model grid package
K2flix: Kepler pixel data visualizer
pYSOVAR: Lightcurves analysis
TAME: Tool for Automatic Measurement of Equivalent-width
UniPOPS: Unified data reduction suite

VESPA: False positive probabilities calculator