Project Archive




The AstroPy Project is a community effort to develop a single core package for astronomy in Python and foster interoperability between Python astronomy packages. The core package has nearly 100 contributors to date and has become one of the most widely used pieces of software in astronomy. The... more

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Berkeley Carpentries Club

BIDS' Education & Training Working Group has launched the Berkeley Carpentries Club to connect instructors of research computing workshops in the Berkeley, California, area. The group is a community network of teachers and instructors with diverse interests and backgrounds,... more

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Berkeley Ecoinformatics Engine

Predicting biodiversity responses to global environmental change is a huge challenge that requires a holistic understanding of the complex interactions and feedbacks among organisms, climate, and their physical and biotic environments across space and time. Holos: Berkeley Ecoinformatics Engine... more

Cesium ML

Cesium-ML is an end-to-end machine learning platform for time-series, that computes machine learning features, builds models, and does prediction. Cesium has two main components—a Python library, and a web application platform that allows interactive exploration of machine learning pipelines. The... more

Data Science Discovery Program

The Data Science Discovery Program (formerly known as the BIDS Collaborative) provides undergraduates with opportunities to engage in hands-on, team-based research opportunities by connecting them with cutting-edge data science research projects, community impact groups,... more

Deciding Force

The Deciding Force (DF) project is classifying information from more than 8,000 news articles describing more than 35,000 events in which police and the Occupy movement interacted. These data are considered alongside variables describing the governing contexts in which protests occur (including... more

Environment and Society: Data Sciences for the 21st Century (DS421)

Environment and Society: Data Science for the 21st Century (DS421) is a new National Science Foundation Research Traineeship interdisciplinary graduate training program at UC Berkeley at the interface of data, social, and natural sciences. Environmental change is accelerating, driven by... more

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Moorea Island Digital Ecosystem Avatar (Moorea IDEA)

The IDEA Consortium is an open science initiative in systems ecology, conducting the basic scientific research needed to build use-oriented simulations (avatars) of entire social-ecological systems. Islands are the most scientifically tractable places for this, and we begin with one of the best... more

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NIMBLE: Numerical Inference for Hierarchical Models Using Bayesian and Likelihood Estimation

NIMBLE is a system for building and sharing analysis methods for statistical models, especially for hierarchical models and computationally intensive methods. NIMBLE is built in R but compiles your models and algorithms using C++ for speed.  It includes three components: A system for... more

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SciPy is a library of scientific numerical routines for Python. It is widely used by researchers across academia and industry, and has been used in the production of some major scientific results such as the LIGO gravitational wave detection, and the recent imaging of a black hole by the Event... more

SNAP Benefit Adequacy

SNAP benefits (or food stamps) are set at the national level without regard to local food prices. SNAP Benefit Adequacy researchers seek to assess how much this matters for recipient health. The maximum SNAP benefit for a given household size is fixed across the country with the exception of... more

Software Carpentry

Software Carpentry is a volunteer organization whose goal is to make scientists more productive and their work more reliable by teaching them basic computing skills. Founded in 1998, it runs short, intensive workshops that cover program design, version control, testing, and task... more

Text Thresher

Text Thresher improves the social science practice of content analysis, making it vastly more transparent and scalable to hundreds of thousands of documents. Text Thresher is a web-interface operating in citizen science and crowd working environments like CrowdCrafting. The interface allows... more