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Citations over time

How much have things changed? The previous “big 4” journals that had citations to ASCL entries have been joined by AJ and the percentage of citations from MNRAS has dropped a bit, but overall, the wedges of these two piecharts, one from October, 2015 and the second from today, look remarkably similar.

At the time the 2015 piechart was created, ASCL entries had been cited 465 times; today, ADS shows 2093 citations to ASCL entries. Seventeen percent of ASCL entries had been cited in October 2015, and as of today, over 29% of ASCL entries have citations.

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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