Options for Saving in Python

by Jessica Lu July 29, 2013

Question:  What is the best way to store data that is easily readable and writable in Python? Answer: There isn’t a single correct answer as it will largely depend on how large your data set is, how fast you have to read/write it, and whether it needs to be readable by other applications or languages. […]


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Guide to Developing an App for iOS

by Guest April 29, 2013

This is the second guest post by Jonathan Gagné at Université de Montréal. Jonathan is a graduate student under direction of René Doyon and David Lafrenière. His research topics include the search for young brown dwarfs in the solar neighborhood and the development of methods for direct exoplanet imaging. In his first post, he told […]


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Code in the Astrophysics Code Source Library is now citeable

by Guest February 8, 2012

This is a guest post from Alice Allen, primary editor of the Astrophysics Source Code Library (ASCL). Last September, I introduced and described the Astrophysics Source Code Library, a free on-line registry for source codes. I’m happy to report that ASCL is now indexed as a publication by ADS! This provides a reliable and consistent […]


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Astrophysics Source Code Library (ASCL)

by Guest September 2, 2011

You don’t know me, but if you’ve written an astrophysics code useful for producing published results, I’d like to know you, or at least know of your code. I’m Alice Allen, primary editor of the Astrophysics Source Code Library (ASCL). The ASCL is a free online reference library of (wait for it…. ) …yes! Astrophysics […]

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Version Control Demystified, Part 2: A Subversion Primer

by Tom November 29, 2010

Introduction A couple of weeks ago, I outlined how version control, which I defined as the management of changes to documents, code, or information is both something you should care about, and something that you may already have been using or can easily use with Time Machine, Dropbox,, etc. One of the areas where […]


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