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Constellation: The sky is the limit

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The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has today released Constellation, a data visualisation and analysis software tool used to inform decision making and advance data-driven innovation.

Constellation is now available for free to the open source developer community on GitHub. The software was developed by ASD and can be used to solve large and complex problems in a simple and intuitive way.

Constellation can be used to identify trends and patterns in complex datasets, and can handle billions of inputs. It allows users to import data in many different formats and presents that information in multiple graphic views to enable deeper analysis.

“Putting this powerful software into the open source community is ASD’s way of giving back to the community. The sky really is the limit with Constellation,” said Mike Burgess, Director-General of ASD. 
 
“I hope this tool will help generate scientific and other breakthroughs that will benefit all Australians.”

Constellation can be used by industry, academia, governments, research facilities or individuals to solve some of Australia’s greatest data-driven challenges. 
 
The software can be used to understand patterns in any rich feature dataset, including to analyse the spread of disease or explore chemical compositions.

CSIRO’s Data61, the data and digital specialist arm of Australia’s national science agency, assisted the transition of Constellation to an open source model.
 
Providing the application on GitHub allows the open source community to develop and expand the software to meet their individual needs, while also enhancing its capability for the benefit of the whole community. 
 
Constellation can be accessed at: https://constellation-app.com