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The Astropy Project: building an open-science project and status of the v2.0 core package

Authors

A.M. Price-Whelan

B.M. Sip?cz

H.M.

P.L. Lim

S.M. Crawford

S. Conseil

D.L. Shupe

M.W. Craig

N. Dencheva

A. Ginsburg

J.T. VanderPlas

L.D. Bradley

D.

M. de Val-Borro

T.L. Aldcroft

K.L. Cruz

T.P. Robitaille

E.J. Tollerud



Abstract

The Astropy Project supports and fosters the development of open-source and openly developed Python packages that provide commonly needed functionality to the astronomical community. A key element of the The Astropy Project supports and fosters the development of open-source and openly developed Python packages that provide commonly needed functionality to the astronomical community. A key element of the Astropy Project is the core package astropy, which serves as the foundation for more specialized projects and packages. In this article, we provide an overview of the organization of the Astropy project and summarize key features in the core package, as of the recent major release, version 2.0. We then describe the project infrastructure designed to facilitate and support development for a broader ecosystem of interoperable packages. We conclude with a future outlook of planned new features and directions for the broader Astropy Project.

Citation

Price-Whelan, A., Sipőcz, B., Günther, H., Lim, P., Crawford, S., Conseil, S., …Bamford, S. (2018). The Astropy Project: building an open-science project and status of the v2.0 core package. Astronomical Journal, 156(3), Article 123. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-3881/aabc4f

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 29, 2018
Online Publication Date Aug 24, 2018
Publication Date Aug 24, 2018
Deposit Date Sep 28, 2018
Publicly Available Date Sep 28, 2018
Print ISSN 0004-6256
Electronic ISSN 1538-3881
Publisher American Astronomical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 156
Issue 3
Article Number 123
DOI https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-3881/aabc4f
Keywords data analysis – methods: miscellaneous; methods: statistical – reference systems
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1138830
Publisher URL http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aabc4f/meta
Additional Information 137 authors in total.

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