coding & computing

HEAsoft install on a Mac

Updated Jan 19, 2021! Still in progress because I’m struggling to ‘make install’! Here are my instructions for how to get HEAsoft, the NASA High Energy Astrophysics Software, set up on a Mac with macOS Catalina (v10.15.7). I learned most of this from HEAsoft’s own documentation (and a lot of trial and error over the …

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Astronomy projects with Google Summer of Code

Google Summer of Code projects are now open for application! We’re looking for some undergrads to work in python on black hole X-ray analysis code (they don’t need to know any astrophysics in advance): check out our Timelab ideas page. There are also some astronomy projects with the OpenAstronomy umbrella organization. If you’re mentoring undergrads …

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Hack Together Day at EWASS 2017

We are pleased to announce a hack day to accompany the special session on astronomy research software at EWASS 2017!! Hack Together Day is a day to work intensively on projects, individually or in small groups, of interest to the astronomical community. A wide variety of projects will be undertaken, spanning everything from software development …

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EWASS 2017: Developments & Practices in Astronomy Research Software!!

EXCITING NEWS!! There will be a special session at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS) 2017 on developments and practices in astronomy research software and a hack day!! I’m co-organizing the hack day and a block on different astronomy software packages, where we will have a variety of speakers (invited and contributed) …

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PyAstro17 applications are open!

Applications to participate in the Python in Astronomy 2017 workshop are open until December 9th! The workshop will be held on May 8-12, 2017 at the Lorentz Center in Leiden, the Netherlands. Some travel funding will be available if needed, and participant selection will be done with the goal of growing the Python in Astronomy …

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Python in Astronomy 2016

I’m currently in Seattle at the Python in Astronomy 2016 workshop and wanted to post some notes and reference links for those of you who want to follow along with what we’re up to: The program for the week #PyAstro16 hashtag on twitter Livestream and archived livestreams are recorded and posted by Dan Foreman-Mackey A …

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New page: Coding resources

I’ve put together a long list of coding and computing resources. Since it’s so important, it doesn’t just get a blog post, it gets its own page! Check it out and let me know if your favourite is on there. EDIT: I’ll (slowly) add my list to the AstroBetter wiki so future generations of students …

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This week I’m participating in the Python in Astronomy workshop at the Lorentz Center in Leiden. It is the greatest workshop/conference/unconference I’ve been to, and it’s only day 3 out of 5. I’ve been developing my git and github skills, and submitted my first pull request (i.e., open-source code contribution) yesterday to SunPy! For this …

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LaTeX workshop and guide

In honor of the impending start of the academic year, here is the pdf of my LaTeX workshop.

Live-tweeting the SURFsara e-infrastructure event

I’m live-tweeting the SURFsara data and supercomputing e-infrastructure event. Follow along with the tag #einfra!