Learning from 25 years of the extensible N-Dimensional Data Format

Jenness, T. et al. (2015) Learning from 25 years of the extensible N-Dimensional Data Format. Astronomy and Computing, 12, pp. 146-161. (doi: 10.1016/j.ascom.2014.11.001)

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The extensible N-Dimensional Data Format (NDF) was designed and developed in the late 1980s to provide a data model suitable for use in a variety of astronomy data processing applications supported by the UK Starlink Project. Starlink applications were used extensively, primarily in the UK astronomical community, and form the basis of a number of advanced data reduction pipelines today. This paper provides an overview of the historical drivers for the development of NDF and the lessons learned from using a defined hierarchical data model for many years in data reduction software, data pipelines and in data acquisition systems.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gray, Dr Norman
Authors: Jenness, T., Berry, D. S., Currie, M. J., Draper, P. W., Economou, F., Gray, N., McIlwrath, B., Shortridge, K., Taylor, M. B., Wallace, P. T., and Warren-Smith, R. F.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Astronomy and Computing
ISSN (Online):2213-1345
Published Online:15 November 2014

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