[mcstas-users] McStas user survey 2018

Peter Kjær Willendrup pkwi at fysik.dtu.dk
Fri Jan 18 10:56:05 CET 2019

Dear all,

The results from the 2018 McStas user survey are now online at http://survey2018.mcstas.org<http://survey2018.mcstas.org/>.

The main conclusions are that

  *   Q1: McStas users tend to upgrade to the latest release.
  *   Q2: Linux is by a large margin the most used platform, followed by Windows 10 and macOS.
  *   Q3: McStas are generally happy about the installation and use of the package. Very few people have issues with installation.
  *   Q4: The most used tool set is the default Python version, default since v. 2.1.
  *   Q5: McStas users seem very satisfied with the user support.
  *   Q6: McStas users tend to trust McStas to large extent. But please don't trust it blindly!!
  *   Q7: McStas users mostly compare with experimental data or analytic / back of envelope calculations.
  *   Q8: McStas users have widespread knowledge of all documentation resources - but we should probably disseminate the wiki further.
  *   Q9: The individual suggestions/questions/comments/... will be answered through individual GitHub issues<https://github.com/McStasMcXtrace/McCode/labels/2018%20survey>.
  *   Q10: McStas is used on all continents that have / are planning neutron scattering infrastructure. Users are mostly based at these facilities, but also at other research labs or universities.

Thank you very much for the (generally) very positive review - also, you are more than welcome to participate in continuing debate on user suggestions that will take place in the individual GitHub survey issues<https://github.com/McStasMcXtrace/McCode/labels/2018%20survey>.

Best regards,

Peter Willendrup

Peter Kjær Willendrup
Forskningsingeniør, Specialkonsulent
Næstformand for DTU Fysik LSU

DTU Physics

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