The Evolution of Software Publication in Astronomy

The Evolution of Software Publication in Astronomy

Talk given at AAS231, special session "Astronomy Software Publishing: Community Roles and Services" (Washington DC). Abstract: Software is a fundamental component of the scientific research process.  As astronomical discoveries increasingly rely on complex numerical calculations and the analysis of big data sets, publishing and documenting software is a fundamental step in ensuring transparency and reproducibility of results. I will briefly discuss the recent history of software publication and highlight the challenges and opportunities ahead.


Matteo Cantiello

January 11, 2018