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Software Survey Results CIAO 3 4 URL http cxc harvard edu ciao3 4 survey index html Last modified 26 September 2006 Software Survey Results Presented here are the results from the CXC Software User Survey conducted in March 2003 Each of 108 anonymous respondents was assigned a number in order to correlate answers within the survey Note that a set a numbers was skipped in this process resulting in comments being numbered up to 126 this error in no way affects the survey results Contents User Information CIAO Tools and Applications CIAO Documentation Image Display Applications Portable Systems Web Browsers Memory Software Installation Proposal Tools and Applications User Information Total number of respondents 108 How they described themselves Undergraduate Student 2 Graduate Student 21 Post doctoral Researcher 23 Astronomer who occasionally works in X Rays 3 X Ray Astronomer 39 Other 20 List Level of experience with scientific analysis software New User 8 Occasional User 11 Regular User 46 Expert User 36 Software Survey Results 1 Software Survey Results CIAO 3 4 CIAO Tools and Applications What kinds of CIAO analysis tasks do you perform most often Never Rarely Sometimes Often Always ACIS Imaging Spatial 10 9 21 22 34 HRC Imaging Spatial 51 19 12 3 0 ACIS Imaging Spectral 8 6 16 36 32 ACIS HETG Grating Spectral 34 11 19 20 11 ACIS LETG Grating Spectral 45 15 14 10 2 HRC LETG Grating Spectral 55 8 12 11 2 ACIS Timing 43 19 16 8 3 HRC Timing 63 10 7 4 1 Can you easily perform these tasks using CIAO Yes 52 Sometimes 46 No 5 Responses Tasks users cannot easily do now How often do you use the following CIAO command line tools scripts or applications Never Rarely Sometimes Often Always 2 ahelp 2 6 28 47 16 chips 29 18 22 19 6 csmooth 33 16 20 18 6 detecttools 47 13 11 14 9 CIAO Tools and Applications Software Survey Results CIAO 3 4 dmcopy 3 2 12 41 41 dmfilth 50 17 18 3 1 dmgroup 29 16 22 14 11 dmimg2jpg 46 18 14 10 3 dmlist 8 9 18 28 35 firstlook 66 14 6 7 0 lightcurve



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