Thursday, July 7, 2016

Update in direction

A large portion of the work I have done so far has been improving and fixing bugs with the schedulers that are currently in Astroplan. From conversations with mentors and from feedback on my straw-man API that I wrote for how a user should be able to interact with the schedulers, where conversation is still ongoing and feedback welcome, we have realised there a some things that the current schedulers really cannot support. The most common part is allowing a user to designate multiple observing blocks that need to observed consecutively or during the same night. Looking forward I will be working on making the code reflect the straw-man API and making the scheduling more extensible.

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