Instructors : Tom Aldcroft, Tom Robitaille, Brian Refsdal, Gus Muench, and Moritz Guenther

Website : http://python4astronomers.github.io/

Language : Python 2 or Python 3


Course Structure & Contents


- Introduction and Motivation
- Python Installation and Understanding Packages
- Core packages for analysis: IPython, NumPy, and SciPy
- CONTEST: Make a fun bouncing balls demo
- Plotting and Images
- Reading and Writing files
- Fitting and Modeling 1-D and 2-D Data
- Astropy I: core functions
- Astropy II: Analyzing UVES Spectroscopy


Recommended Background


Familiarity with basic concepts in astronomy is helpful. No previous knowledge of Python is required, but it is assumed that students have some prior experience in programming.



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