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ready Simple Application Messaging Protocol

Abbreviation: SAMP

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SAMP is a messaging protocol that enables astronomy software tools to interoperate and communicate. IVOA members have recognised that building a monolithic tool that attempts to fulfil all the requirements of all users is impractical, and it is a better use of our limited resources to enable individual tools to work together better. One element of this is defining common file formats for the exchange of data between different applications. Another important component is a messaging system that enables the applications to share data and take advantage of each other's functionality. SAMP supports communication between applications on the desktop and in web browsers, and is also intended to form a framework for more general messaging requirements.


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SAMP, the Simple Application Messaging Protocol: Letting applications talk to each other

M.B.Taylor, T.Boch, J.Taylor
Astronomy and Computing, Volume 11, Part B, Pages 81-90 2015

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