The Astrophysics source code library: What's new, what's coming

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Conference Proceeding

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Department of Physics


The Astrophysics Source Code Library (ASCL,, established in 1999, is a citable online registry of source codes used in research that are available for download; the ASCL's main purpose is to improve the transparency, reproducibility, and falsifiability of research. In 2017, improvements to the resource included real-time data backup for submissions and newly-published entries, improved cross-matching of research papers with software entries in ADS, and expansion of preferred citation information for the software in the ASCL.

Publication Title

Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XX.VII