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Standards Rule OK
September/October 2011 (vol. 13 no. 5)
pp. 96

When Paul Weller sang "Standards rule OK!" in 1977, he was mocking social conformity, but his line rings true for standard data formats. Without them, our work would be less efficient and less effective.

1. D.C. Wells, E.W. Greissen, and R.H. Harten, "FITS: A Flexible Image Transport System," Astron. Astrophysics Supplement Series, vol. 44, 1981, pp. 363–370.

Index Terms:
Standards, data format, scientific computing, satellite software, flexible image transport system
Citation:
Charles Day, "Standards Rule OK," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 96, Sept.-Oct. 2011, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2011.87
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