About this Blog

The BDNYC Blog describes the research carried out by members of the BDNYC team and includes a variety of posts that we feel are useful for others in the field of brown dwarf science.

While some of the oldest posts described internal workings on the team, we’ve moved information there to our internal Trac pages and have instead focused this blog towards more general purpose information. You can expect to find tips and tricks with regards to: coding, observing, project management, etc. You can also expect to find announcements of any publications we have or team presence at any meetings or conferences. Finally, we hope to have posts on incremental results and plots we make as we carry out our research.

As always, we welcome feedback on our posts and will be moderating the discussion in them.

2 thoughts on “About this Blog

  1. Thanks _very much_ for making the UVWXYZ “app” available online, especially the facility to upload coordinate lists, this saved me a lot of trouble from not have to learn the maths for how to calculate it myself and then code it up in an ancient computer language for an am to pro am journal paper I’m scribbling (BASIC, I can’t figure out the so called “easy” python, especially not how to read in and output the universally useable comma delimited files essential to amateurs like me even with the library/routine/module for doing so added. Nobody ever gives a simple example of module use with a simple file i/o routine, examples for python always have hand entered data arrays of a few simple entries or no hints at all, /end hobby horse).

    It’d’ve taken me absolutely ages to test my eventual code (I’ve even had difficulty finding decent sources of UVW for firmly established halo, thick disc and thin disc stars, lots of graphs, lots of mixed data, few discretely identified sources, at least in recent papers).

    Anyway, may I take the time to suggest that the APP has its own acknowledgement? I’m going to link to it but your general acknowledgement is specific to brown dwarf work and your database, whereas the app has wide applicability.



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