[AstroPy] ESA Summer of Code in Space 2013

Wolfgang Kerzendorf wkerzendorf@gmail....
Tue Jun 18 13:01:24 CDT 2013


Hi Jonathan,

I think that's a fantastic idea! Are you raising your hand to put the application in ? I'm happy to help with some of the sections. Maybe Kelle is interested as well to join this effort. The workload divided by three might be worth it. 

What do you guys think?

Cheers
    Wolfgang
On 2013-06-18, at 1:54 PM, "Slavin, Jonathan" <jslavin@cfa.harvard.edu> wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> Tom's post reminded me of what I was thinking after Kelle's post earlier today: a really good project for someone would be to create a matplotlib-based spectral line fitting package.  Maybe this ESA opportunity would work for that.  Like many others I have my own routines that I've written to do this, but they are neither general enough nor user-friendly enough to be widely usable.  I think that a focused effort on this could produce something that would be very helpful to many people.  The requirements would be (just off the top of my head):
> - gui interface, for example for placement of line centers
> - general methods for inputting data (fits, hdf5, ascii table)
> - robust fitting routines that return error bars on fitted parameters
> - a range of possible line shape functions (e.g. gaussian, lorentz, etc.) and continuum fitting
> - able to deal with both emission and absorption lines
> 
> I hope someone out there is interested in doing something like that.
> 
> Jon
> 
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> Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:15:55 +0200
> From: Thomas Robitaille <thomas.robitaille@gmail.com>
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> Hi everyone,
> 
> The deadline for mentoring organizations for the ESA Summer of Code in
> Space (SOCIS) 2013 is this coming Thursday.
> 
> http://sophia.estec.esa.int/socis2013/
> 
> Since we were successful with the Google Summer of Code, the Astropy
> project will not be participating as a whole, but if you are leading
> the development of a Python package for astronomy, and are interested
> in having a student work on your project, you should consider
> applying! As part of this program, students are paid 4000 euros.
> 
> Cheers,
> Tom
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