The Data Analysis Software Working Group (DASWG) of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration are responsible for the development of data analysis software. The working group is open to all LSC members who are interested. DASWG holds regular and frequent membership meetings, both by telecon and at LSC meetings. It has a Chair, named by the LSC Spokesperson. One distinctive structural feature is the existence of a steering committee, the Data Analysis Software Committee, chaired by the working group Chair. The role of the Steering Committee is to broker consensus on issues where discussions of the general membership have been unable to find consensus.
Weekly teleconThe working group holds a weekly telecon at 11:00 Pacific time every Tuesday. Dates and dial-in instructions are posted under Participate > Telecon; the agenda and minutes of each meeting are posted at Docs > Minutes
Detailed information about the mailing list can be found at Participate > Mailing List. The basics are:
- Subscribe or unsubscribe by visiting this link and following the instructions
- General queries go to daswg at ligo.org
- Announcements by admins and librarians go to daswg+announce at ligo.org
- Technical discussions among developers go to daswg+tech at ligo.org
- Bug reports are copied to daswg+bugs at ligo.org
- Software Change Control Board daswg+sccb at ligo.org
(14 March 2011) At the LIGO-Virgo meeting in Arcadia, CA, a tutorial
session was given on getting started with data analysis on the LIGO
Data Grid. One outcome was a new, improved introductory document in the
form of a
We hope that this is a valuable resource for newcomers to the
(22 January 2010) A new native packaging of the LDG client tools is
now available for computers running Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), and Mac
OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Please note that only machines with Intel
processors are supported, and a 64bit capable processor (such as the
Core 2 Duo) is required for the Snow Leopard version. More details
regarding this can be found on the LSCDataGrid
(7 July 2009) An lscsoft svn repository is now up and running.
Details about accessing this repository can be found on the
(1 April 2009) The development of Glue, LAL, LALApps, and PyLAL is
now managed using the Git version
control system. Details accessing this repository can be found on
(14 October 2008) In preparation for the new authentication
roll-out, we have moved the DASWG web pages onto a secure server.
This should be transparent to the users, but please let us know if
there are any problems.
(9 July 2008) The wiki entry for the S6 online software
developtment/deployment project can be found at
S6 Online Working Group.
(10 Aug 2005) The agenda for DASWG sessions at the LSC meeting can be found
at Docs > Minutes. (Or directly
at 16/17 Aug 2005 at LSC Meeting)
(12 February 2005) Various HOWTO documents are becoming available
to help people find their way around using LSC data analysis
software. See the links at Docs > Howto [ HTML ]
(12 February 2005) The DASWG software repositories are finaly
available to get software needed for LSC data analysis.
Instructions can be found at Download > Repositories [ HTML ]
(25 August 2004) For those who care how these pages render,
I've added screenshots of this page as rendered in a mozzilla
1.4.2, firefox 0.9.3, netscape 7.0.2 and opera 7.51 in this
[ Screenshots ]
- (3 July 2004) The LSCSoft CVS archive is now open for business.
Please note that the pserver is on port 2402 (instead of the
default 2401). Follow the instructions in the LSCSoft CVS HOWTO
[ HTML ]
to find out how to set up your CVSROOT and how to get a passwd if
you don't already have one.
- (31 Mar 2004) Documents describing LSC conventions, data
formats, and quality assurance requirements are now available under
Docs > Technical.
- (29 Mar 2004) LAL/LALApps Howto has been added to the
Docs > Howto section of the DASWG
- (29 Feb 2004) We've started to put together requirements on LSC
software. Similar documents will generally be available under the
Docs > Technical
section of this web page. The first such document is the zeroth
draft of LSC
Software Requirements .