[AstroPy] volunteers sought for astropy wikipedia entry

Jacob Vanderplas jakevdp at cs.washington.edu
Mon Nov 4 14:27:24 EST 2013


On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 11:22 AM, Perry Greenfield <stsci.perry at gmail.com> wrote:
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> I can think of the following things that could be added:
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> - reference to the A&A paper
> - a couple blog references (astrobetter, astrocompute, though I don't know how much these count)
> - references to pyfits (since it is now in astropy), many of these could be obtained, but they are probably not direct references to astropy.io.fits, though we should have this added to the FITS listing of modules as the recommended reference.
> - that it is part of some linux distributions

We might also mention that astropy is included (by default, I believe)
in the Anaconda installation, which means there are thousands who have
it installed, whether they use it or not!
   Jake

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> Or is your sense that it is premature at this point until more sites reference astropy?
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> While IRAF obviously has much wider use, it's wikipedia page is lacks much in the way of references (and as far as links go, the only one is to STScI as it turns out.)
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> Perry
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