Digital Infrastructure in Astrophysics

@article{Timmes2020DigitalII,
  title={Digital Infrastructure in Astrophysics},
  author={Francis X. Timmes and Richard. Townsend and Lars Bildsten},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
  year={2020}
}
Astronomy, as a field, has long encouraged the development of free, open digital infrastructure (e.g., National Research Council 2010, 2011). Examples range from simple scripts that enable individual scientific research, through software instruments for entire communities, to data reduction pipelines for telescope operations at national facilities. As with the digital infrastructure of our larger society today (e.g., Eghbal 2016), nearly all astronomical research relies on free, open source… 

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