1.1.1. PurposeΒΆ

Welcome to the User Documentation for the NOAO Data Lab!

The goal of the Data Lab is to provide infrastructure and an environment to maximize community use of the high-value survey datasets now being collected with NOAO and other telescopes and instruments.

The purpose of this document is to guide you through the ways in which you can put the Data Lab to work for your science. We encourage you to start by looking through a set of examples of what you can do with the Data Lab. We also provide detailed documentation of the services themselves.