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Reference software environments

The IGWN Computing and Software Working Group maintains a set of reference software environments that include the software packages necessary to complete many of the highest-priority scientific analyses.

These environments are available on all IGWN shared computing centres, providing a consistent research environment regardless of the location.

Software changes are controlled

Which packages are included in the reference environments is controlled by the Software Change Control Board, for full details see https://sccb.docs.ligo.org/.

The IGWN Conda Distribution

The primary reference software environments are the IGWN Conda Distribution. This distribution provides the production (stable) reference software environments, as well as proposed and testing environments that include advanced versions of packages.

For full details, see https://computing.docs.ligo.org/conda/.