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10.1. Astronomical Software

For an introduction to publicly available astronomical software and numerical libraries see [Feigelson & Murtagh (1992)]. The ``Astronomical Software and Documentation Service'' (ASDS) at contains links to the major astronomical software packages and documentation. It allows one to search for keywords in all the documentation files available. The Statistical Consulting Center for Astronomy at Penn State University ( offers advice and answers to frequently asked questions about statistical applications. The ``StatCodes'' (of statistical software for astronomy and related fields, at are now also in ASDS.