The website has gone some minor updates to incorporate the lastest version of Bootstrap and its build dependencies among other items. This work came from Prateek Chanda, Duygu KEŞKEK and Sourav Kumar.
You can find all of the material for the introductory sessions of scientific python and sunpy can be found here.
SunPy 0.7 has arrived! This release is a culmination of about 10 months of work from 27 different people. This release brings many changes, the highlights are:
- Python 3.4 and 3.5 support. This is the first version of SunPy to support Python 3, we recommend that users start to consider moving to Python 3, please report any issues you may have.
- New coordinate framework. The new
sunpy.coordinatesmodule provides a high-level interface to converting between different physical coordinate systems such as Helioprojective and Heliographic.
- Support for masks in SunPy
For this version of SunPy we have started building our conda packages on the excellent conda forge service. This means you need to add the conda-forge channel to your conda installation. If you have never installed SunPy before we recommend you follow our installation instruction. If you are upgrading from a previous release run the following two commands if you installed via
conda config –add channels conda-forge
conda upgrade sunpy
If you installed via
pip then you can upgrade with:
pip install -U sunpy
The following excellent people contributed to SunPy 0.7 (a * indicates their first contribution):
Stuart Mumford Pritish Chakraborty Steven Christe Jack Ireland Brigitta Sipocz David Perez-Suarez Punyaslok Pattnaik * Michael S Kirk * Andrew Leonard Alex Hamilton Andrew Inglis Daniel Ryan Sally Dacie * Sanskar Modi * Albert Y. Shih Erik M. Bray Larry Manley Priyank Lodha * Nabil Freij Ankit * Igor Babuschkin * Ole Streicher * Simon Liedtke Sudarshan Konge * Tessa D. Wilkinson * Thomas Robitaille yasintoda *
An introduction to SunPy was presented by Steven and you can find the presentation (and citation) at Zenodo.
Great discussions took place on future plans for NDData, a new Time Series object (https://github.com/astropy/astropy-APEs/pull/12) in Astropy, among many others.
Once again I am a week late, but here is a quick recap.
Unified Downloader aka Fido
We had a very successful sprint on the Unified downloader a couple of weeks ago, and progress is being made towards having it ready to be merged. The two main things that need to be completed now are adding extra tests of the clients through the Fido interface and improving the documentation.
We are maintaining a list of issues outstanding on the unidown branch here as always feel free to ask for advice if you would like to tackle any of them. Fido is a key feature of SunPy 0.7 and will permit the development of the LightCurve object.
Google Summer of Code
OpenAstronomy got accepted as a GSOC 2016 mentoring Organisation. This is a significant new development as it indidcates outside recognition of the maturity and quality of the efforts comprising Open Astronomy (SunPy’s previous GSOC students came via the Python Foundation as the mentoring Organisation). This is the first time in 4 years thathe GSOC Org application SunPy has put in (individually or as a team) has been accepted! What this means for SunPy is that we will get some money per student from Google.
For more information on GSOC see the OpenAstronomy website, and it’s not too late to submit project ideas.
Coming up in March
Python in Astronomy 2016
The Python in Astronomy conference is running between the 21st and the 25th of March at the e-Science Institute at the University of Washington in Seattle. There will a strong SunPy contingent attending, keep your eyes open on social media and on the internet for talks and materials from the conference. There will be no meeting on the 21st March due to this conference.
Weekly Developer Discussions
The weekly meetings will be continuing this month, they are at 1700UTC each week. We are using Google Hangouts and you can be notified of them by following our Google+ page (normally the join link is posted in IRC once the meeting has started). These meetings are also recorded and uploaded to YouTube, so you can catch up even if you can not attend in person.
Links to coming meetings can are below:
- 7/3 https://plus.google.com/events/cjoctfv55r7220lj0ffdv636tng
- 14/3 https://plus.google.com/events/ccinoddrb5mhi8l58vu1ah2ti5s
- 21/3 There will be no meeting this week due to Python in Astronomy 2016.
- 28/3 https://plus.google.com/events/cjiuftsuopsdc7v374qpe1khvl0
Reviewing Pull Requests
As always, reviews on pull requests are always welcome, you don’t have to have merge permissions or anything other than a GitHub account to review PRs. You can find a list of all the PRs that need reviewing here.
Getting in touch
Finally, I wanted to remind everyone about our public communication methods. We have two mailing lists, SunPy and sunpy-dev, the main SunPy list is used for general questions and announcements, and the sunpy-dev list is used for developer discussion and organisational emails. We also have the IRC channel (#SunPy on Freenode), which normally has someone hanging out in it, and is an excellent place to get some real-time help, or to just come for a chat. We also have our Google+ page and a Twitter account.
Happy Pythoning, Stuart