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Message 1156477 - Posted: 27 Sep 2011, 0:24:12 UTC

I think that someone creative could turn this idea into something special...

What I'm thinking of is something along the lines of fold.it

Basically you make a program to visualize the data in 3D (in much smaller chunks of course!) and have users scan through it using a few built in tools but have the option available for users to write scripts to do what ever they want with the data (without being able to edit it)
It could be turned into a fun game I think... highest scoring signal wins!

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Message 1156485 - Posted: 27 Sep 2011, 1:31:12 UTC

In fact, can some staff tell me whether the SETI@home project would be fine with non-SETI@home applications pulling data from the SETI@home data server? Of course, it would have to run the standard SETI@home algorithms and report back results to the official server to keep the data flowing. But is using the data for other purposes/analyses as well okay with the project staff here?

If yes, what license is the data from the data server under? There's better opportunities for processing the data if it can be freely copied from machine to machine.

This does not directly relate to the SETI Brainstorm datasets, of course, but using the official data servers like described above would be a nice "next step" once one has mastered using the SETI Brainstorm datasets and could potentially lead to some very interesting applications.
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Message 1156557 - Posted: 27 Sep 2011, 7:06:30 UTC
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I am not a staff member but I know that the SETI@home staff is made up from 4 people, some of them part time and one of them away on a music tour, like Tom West in "The soul of a new machine" by Tracy Kidder. So I think they have already their hands full. Maybe the Lunatics group might help you, they are very skilled and I am using their optimized apps. But again, that's up to them.
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Message 1158455 - Posted: 3 Oct 2011, 7:40:13 UTC

Hi everyone,

may be wrong but for me it might be a crowdsourcing attempt.


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Message 1174443 - Posted: 29 Nov 2011, 1:02:37 UTC

We've improved the file-format documentation of the GBT/Kepler SETI Brainstorm data, and re-organized some of the content. If you had a hard time following the description before, please take a fresh look at http://seti.berkeley.edu/SETI_Brainstorm

Re: some of the last few comments -

Visualization apps would be great! This is one area where we know that there are people here with much more skill and experience than us.

All of our data is completely public and freely available. This gets a little bit complicated sometimes with issues of academic proprietary periods and things, but in general the data is completely public. By far, the bigger problem with data distribution is having the resources to provide fast, online access to hundreds of TB of observations.

Cheers,

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Message 1182813 - Posted: 4 Jan 2012, 20:28:24 UTC

Volunteer software developer Wesley Hopper is working on a great application for browsing and exporting Kepler SETI data under Windows. The beta version and source code are now available for download, both linked from http://seti.berkeley.edu/Interacting-with-Kepler-SETI-Data

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