[AstroPy] Summer scholar

Joe Harrington jh@physics.ucf....
Fri Jul 30 12:19:36 CDT 2010


Unless it's been done, I'd love to see this IDL/Matlab/FORTRAN code

http://paos.colorado.edu/research/wavelets/
http://paos.colorado.edu/research/wavelets/bams_79_01_0061.pdf

implemented in Python.  *Lots* of people use it, and the lack of it is
a factor in some people's decision to stick with IDL.  There are a few
Python wavelet codes and I haven't looked at any of them, so maybe all
that needs to be done is to implement the high-level stuff there
(tests and examples) in an existing Python wavelet code.  An
assessment of those and their suitability for tasks as outlined in the
accompanying paper would be a great contribution for 8 weeks of
undergrad work!  I used this package, e.g., in my most recent ApJ
paper: http://arxiv.org/abs/1005.3570
See especially the nearly-noiseless global transform!

--jh--

Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 14:16:32 +1000
From: Wolfgang Kerzendorf <wkerzendorf@googlemail.com>
Subject: [AstroPy] Summer scholar
To: astropy@scipy.org
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  Dear all,

Here at Mt. Stromlo Observatory we will have summer scholars in November 
- February. There was a recent call for ideas for ~8 week summer 
projects. I can definitley co-supervise as this will all happen at 
Stromlo, but would need help with fleshing out an idea. Is there 
something we can offer for a physics undergrad to code for 8 weeks. 
Maybe build a coord base class? Is that too complex? Other ideas? Maybe 
we should also think about getting people in the next GSoC round?
What are people's feeling on this?

Cheers
   Wolfgang



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